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show contestant ends in a hotel in western canada. who investigated want to talk to now as they search for answers about the brutal murder of a swimsuit model. emergency at a florida swimming pool. how rescuers freed a child stuck in a skimmer. this just happened a short, short while agonchts also, find out why police were called to lindsey lohan's hollywood hill's home. i want to wish you a happy monday. thanks for kicking the week off with us. i know. can't believe the weekend is gone already, can you? it's good to have your company as always. let's talk about this reality show contestant that's accused of killing his ex-wife, of course. he had been found dead now. police are searching for the woman who was last seen with
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him. that's ryan jenkins on the right. body was found in a canadian motel. it appears he hanged himself. officers have wanted to question him in the killing of jasmine fiore whose mutilated remains were found in a trash can near los angeles. employees say a blond woman dropped off jenkins at this motel thursday, and then left. and police want to question her. the only description we have is that she's about 5'9" and in her early 20s. >> they came here on friday. a lady went to the place. she was driving a silver pt cruiser with alberta plates. after she went to the room with the fella, just left, never seen her again. ryan walked this way. i seen him once, he had sunglasses on, baseball cap, heard looked a little bit darker. and he looks a lot slender, too, from the stress and everything. he nodded at me and went for a walk. i don't know where he went. he came back and went into his
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room. haven't seen him since friday. he was supposed to check out today, so i went and checked around 12:00, knocked on the room and said, excuse me, opened the door and there he was hanging there, deceased. >> preliminary coroner's report indicated generhis ex-wife was strangled and mutilated. right now near ft. worth, texas, police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in a mobile home park. a sheriff's office says someone found the remains of multiple infants. now, so far they don't know if a crime has been committed. but the sheriff's office says the bones were found near the spot where other skeletal remains were discovered in march of last year. the medical examiner's office has joined the investigation and pathologists are trying to help identify those remains. frightening moments for a little girl in florida.
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rescue workers were called in after her arm got stuck in a pool skimmer. oh, but there is the rescue as she is okay. she was freed just about half an hour ago here. local affiliates report she's believed to be about 3 years old. now, this all took place at a condominium complex. took several workers using saws and other tools to get the skimmer open to free her. you can imagine, she must have been pretty fearful. i think i heard her mother was nearby and that helped keep her calm. firefighters in buffalo, new york, are mourning two fallen comrades killed when a burning convenience store collapsed into the basement. the bodies were recovered this morning. firefighters lined up, toonlg off took off their helmets, saluted as the gurneys came out. they cannot confirm that a third person is missing. this is the first time since 1997 the buffalo fire department has lost a member in the line of duty. a manhunt is under way in suburban houston where five
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people shot and killed a prominent doctor while his wife and infant hid in a closet. one suspect shot at police as the gunman fled the scene in a sedan and two trucks. now, one of the trucks was found a short time later. the owner has been interviewed and released. police are not sure if robbery was the motive for the home invasion or even weather dr. gonzalez was a random victim or specifically targeted. a workers at the doctor's ranch was also shot and is in serious condition. look at this. it looks like a scene from hell, doesn't it? this is an area just 27 miles northeast of athens, greece. hundreds of homes have burned since friday. 20,000 people were evacuated from threatened areas over the weekend. winds were calmer earlier this morning. forecasters say gale force winds will return again today. that's going to make it harder for fire crews. 37,000 acres have burned so far. firefighting claims from several other countries in the european
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union are on the scene now or on their way there to try to help. cia interrogators used a gun and a power drill to scare information from al qaeda terror suspect mashiri accused of plotting the attack on the ""uss cole"" in 2000. now, a source tells cnn that's one example of abuse in a 2004 report. a federal judge recordered a redacted version of it be released today as part of a lawsuit filed by the aclu. a cia spokesman says about a dozen cases of potential misconduct went to the justice department. a former intelligence official says one person was prosecuted, two quit rather than face a cia accountability general eric ho looking into it now. president obama has approved the creation of an elite team to interrogate terror suspects. "the washington post" is reporting the new unit will be
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made up of experts from several intelligence in law enforcement agen agents. it will be based out of the fbi. but the national security counsel apparently will oversee it. the new guidelines say interrogators have to stay within the parameters of the army field manual. the state department will also play a big role overseeing renditions of suspects to other countries for questioning. here are some live pictures coming to you from a press conference in buffalo, new york, where two firefighters were killed. let's listen in. >> -- collapse of a first floor into the basement. they were trapped there. very, very sadly, they succumbed to injuries from that fire. at this time, hearts of the buffalo fire department are broken. we have been ongoing investigation that not only to
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look into the -- what happened in the accident, but also how the fire started. we're working -- our fire marshals are working diligently with the buffalo police department's homicide unit as well as others, and tobacco arms and explosives of the u.s. treasury are also involved. that investigation, as i said, is ongoing so we don't know much more than that. the call came in at 3:49 this morning. both of those units, ladder 7 and rescue 1 were on the first alarm assignment to that fire. as i said, our hearts are broken. lieutenant mccarthy leaves behind three children and a 6-month-old grandchild and firefighter crewman leaves behind a 6-month-old child -- 9-month-old child and a fiance. lieutenant mccarthy's wife --
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leaves behind a wife, also, terri. again, we are very, very, very heartbroken over this. and at this time, i'll turn it back over to the mayor. >> we all respond briefly to any questions that you have at this time. >> do you have any preliminary indication of a -- any evidence of any break-in or anything of that nature? >> not at this time. we had -- the two firefighters, as i said, were in the basement. it was very difficult for us to reach them. we had to do a lot of breaching into the building. but at this time we do not have any -- >> what can you tell us about the initial cause -- >> one second. >> civilian -- >> the 911 caller reports of someone banging on a wall and calling for help. >> what can you tell us about the initial call and what you knew or didn't know going into that building?
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we're hearing that there were screams of people maybe inside. what can you tell us about the initial call. >> that was reported, as i said, on the initial 911 call. and the rest of the information regarding that is still being investigated. >> was another body or another person found inside that building? >> not at this time. but we have not gotten through the entire building to do a search. >> have you looked at any prior code violations? >> i don't have that information at this time. >> that's michael lombardo with the fire department. the two firefighters that were killed, lieutenant mccarthy who leaves behind a wife, three children and a 6-month-old grandchild and the other lieutenant, i believe, chrome, leaves behind a fiance and 9-month-old child. they were trapped in a basement. they had gotten a 911 call of reports of someone banging on a wall and calling for help. obviously an investigation is in progre progress. obviously a very tough time for this department as they have not lost a member of the fire
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department in the line of duty since 1997. always a very tragic thing to try to reconcile, but obviously they're doing their best right now as they get through this investigation to try to discern what happened. a reality show contestant accused of killing his ex-wife has been found dead. police are searching for the woman who was last seen with him now. ryan jenkins body was found in appears he hung himself. norma reid of ctv is in hope, british columbia, right near where this hotel is, with the latest. norma, thanks for being with us. what have you learned this morning. >> christi, there has been a flurry of activity this morning. lots of onlookers taking photos and actually right behind me is the exact hotel. and, in fact, unit number 2 is the exact room where ryan jenkins' body was found. it all started on thursday when he and a mystery woman came to
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this motel in a remote town of british columbia. the woman got out of the car. jenkins stayed inside it. she went alone inside the motel, booked the room, paid in cash, and then she left. she hasn't been seen from since. ryan jenkins went inside the room. he remained very quiet in there. he was spotted only once throughout the few days that he was here. he was seen smoking. and nobody suspected it was actually him because he looked nothing like the photos that we're circulating throughout the news about the most wanted man in north america. he was very thin. he was disheveled. he had a lot of facial hair. and then on sunday morning, the hotel staff went to go check on him because it was time for him to check out. that's when they made the grisly discovery. >> i seen him once. he had sunglasses on, baseball cap, he had stubble on his face and his hair looked a little bit darker. and he looked a lot slender,
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too, from the stress and everything. he nodded at me and then he just went for his walk. i don't know where he could have went. then he came back and went into his room. i haven't seen him since friday. he was supposed to check out today. so i went and checked around 12:00. knocked on the door and said, oh, excuse me. i opened the door and there he was, hanging there, deceased. >> so now, of course, everybody is wondering who this mystery woman is. we do have a description for you. she's between 20 and 25 years old. she's very pretty. she has blond hair, stands about 5'10" and is driving a silver pt cruiser with alberta license plates. we do know that ryan jenkins is from alberta. again, we don't know anything more about her, whether she happens to be a friends, a family member, or a complete stranger. we just don't know at this point, christi. >> okay. thank you so much for bringing us up to speed. we appreciate it. malaysian model was supposed to receive six lashes with a cane this week. her punishment for drinking beer
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in public. better flight change to the plans though. why the van taking her to prison today suddenly turned around and brought her back home.
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video that we're getting in. those are students on their first day of school no, less, from a high school in san mateo, california. they are evacuated because of reports of a pipe bomb that might have been brought to school. local affiliate ktvu says a suspect is in custody. the bomb squad, bomb-sniffing dog, they've all been dispatched to this screen. about 1200 students who attend this school here. there's a live contingency there that you see of all of the police and fire trucks that are on the scene. parents have been sent an e-mail alert, by the way, telling them, you know what, no first day of school today. come and pick up your kids. they also set up a perimeter around the school. again, possible pipe bomb at
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that high school at san mateo on the first day of school for those high schoolers, no less. also been watching hurricane bill which is now a tropical storm. once huge system lost strength as it plowed north. but bill never made landfall. the storm is blamed though for two deaths. in maine, 7-year-old girl watching the surf from a ledge, died after a wave swept her into the atlantic. coast guard rescued her father and another girl from the water. arcadia national park says 10,000 people line the shore to see the huge waves. 11 people were taken to the hospital after being slammed under the rocks there. in florida, 54-year-old man drowned saturday in the rough surf. beach patrol says he was body surfing at the time. a malaysian model and mother was spared six lashes of the cane, at least for the time being. her crime? drinking beer in public. that's a violation of the strict law which bans muslims from consuming alcohol.
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now, her caning in malaysia is postponed until the end of the islamic holy month, ramadan. she pleaded guilty in a religious court. she would be the first woman caned for violating the religious laws. police in los angeles are looking into a break-in at actress lindsey lohan's house. she was not home at the time but investigators were given surveillance video from the home. lohan's mother told "people" magazine a safe was ripped out of the wall. police were also called to the house in may to investigate an attempted break-in there. politicians aren't always real happy when actors invade their territory, obviously, so maybe it's not surprising alec baldwin found himself on the receiving end of a famous movie taunt. what independent senator joseph lieberman had to say to his possible would be challenger.
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well, if actor alec baldwin
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wants to dive into politics, one rival is ready for him. baldwin wrote a blog saying he has no intention to moving to connecticut to challenge independent senator joe lieberman. but that notion he might had come from baldwin himself during a "playboy" interview. baldwin now says, yeah, i'm not ready to run for public office at this time. lieberman told cnn's john king he would be okay taking baldwin on now. >> in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine alec baldwin is quoted a saying, maybe i'll move to connecticut. i would love to run against joe lieberman. i have no use for him. you're not up for three years. what doouf do you have to say? >> when you started with the "playboy" reference you ended with alec baldwin and not one of the enter focenter fold. second, you know, make my day. i respect alec baldwin as an actor and comedian.
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if he wants to run, that's his right. >> meanwhile, president obama is taking a break from the health care debate vacationing on martha's vineyard. the white house says the president will have no public events while on vacation. in fact, even first dog beau is along for a little r and r. listen to this. travel experts arthur frommer says there's one place that he will not be going any time soon. arizona. on his blog the travel guide author said he was shocked to find out some protestors openly carry guns including an assault rifle outside a fence building where president obama spoke last week. he says, he considers arizona's open to carry law a threat to his personal safety. he says he wants to compare arizona's gun laws with those from other states before advocating a full travel boycott. phil gordon says he's personally invited for a visit to prove, look, this city is safe. more questions and outrage after the man responsible for a
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bombing that killed 270 people is free. and, getting a hero's welcome in his homeland. how a scottish official justified letting the lockerbie bomber out of prison.
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i want to bring you the latest pictures we're getting in from a high school in san mateo, california. see the students? a lot of those are students out there. they have been evacuated from this high school after an alleged pipe bomb was planted in the school. students there from hills dale high school and gathered nearby at a middle school playground, apparently, as they're waiting for their parents to pick them up. the parents. >> reporter: alerted in an emergency e-mail. they say a suspect is in custody. one reports there was a loud noise before the evacuation order came. one witness did. here are live pictures from that same area now. you can see all the cars lined up. we don't know if those are parents or emergency vehicles. i'm betting a lot are parents
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waiting to pick up the students. a bomb squad and bomb-sniffing dogs reason of the scene. a perimeter has been set up around the school. thanks goodness there are no reports of any injuries at this time. a reality show contestant accused of killing his ex-wife has been found dead. police are searching for the woman who was last seen with him. ryan jenkins body was found in a canadian motel. it appears that he hanged himself. officers wanted to question him in the killing of the woman on the left. her mutilated remains were found stuffed in a suitcase near a trash can in los angeles. employees say a blond woman dropped jenkins off at the motel on thursday and left. police really want to question her. the only description we have is that she's 5'9" and in her early 20s. >> about 20 25rks, blond hair, very pretty. she was driving a silver pt cruiser with alberta plates.
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she rented the room and we haven't seen her since. she came that day and rented the room. i don't know if he paid her to rent the room or if he knew her or not. she rented the room and left right away. there was no activity coming from the place. i didn't see myself. one said he was on the balcony smoking and seen him wearing the blue shirt, stubbled, darker hair. nodded at him and went back into his unit. like it didn't even -- wouldn't even notice or recognize him at all. >> a preliminary coroner's report indicated jenkins' ex-wife was strangled and dismembered. she was identified finally on the serial numbers on her breast implants. he appeared on the vh1 show "megan wants a millionaire." right now near ft. worth, texas, they're investigating a grisly discovery of sell tap remains behind a mobile home park. someone found the remains of multiple infants. so far they don't know if any
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crime has been committed. we want to point that out. the bones were found near the spot where other skeletal remains were discovered in march of last year. the medical examiner's office has joined the investigation and forensic anthropologists are also helping investigators identify those remains now. a search is under way in suburban houston where five people shot and killed a prominent doctor while his wife and infant hid in a closet. one suspect shot at police as the gunman fled the scene in a sedan and two trucks. one of the trucks was found a short time later. the owner has been interviewed and released. police aren't sure if robbery was the motive for the home invasion or even whether dr. gonzales was a random victim or specifically targeted. a worker at the doctor's ranch though was also shot and in serious condition. such a sad day for firefighters in buffalo, new york. they're mourning two fallen comrades who were killed when a
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burning convenience store collapsed into the basement. their bodies were recovered this morning. and firefighters lined up, took off their helmets and saluted as the gurneys were brought out. police say they cannot confirm reports a third person is missing but the fire commissioner says the department's heartbroken over the death. the first line of duty deaths in two decades, mind you. some frightening moments here for a little girl in key biscayne, florida, today. rescue workers were called in after her arm got stuck in a pool skimmer. you can see the rescue there. there she is. she's okay. local affiliates report she's believed to be about 3 years old. this all took place at a condominium complex. several workers had to use saws and other tools to get the skimmer open to free her. they do have her head covered right there. she was taken by ambulance though to an air rescue helicopter waiting nearby and flown to a local hospital. when we get some information on her condition, we'll let you know. hurricane bill is a tropical
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storm now. the ones huge system really lost some strength as it plowed north. the storm is blamed for two deaths. for instance, in maine, a 7-year-old girl watching the surf from a ledge died after a wave swept her into the atlantic. the coast guard rescued her father and another girl from the water. arcadia national park says 10,000 people, in fact, lined the shore to see the huge waves. 11 people were taken to the hospital after being slammed on to those rocks. also in florida, a 54-year-old man drowned on saturday in the rough surf. the beach patrol says he was body surfing at the time. cia interrogators used a gun and a power drill to scare information from al qaeda terror suspect al megrahi. he was attacking the "uss cole" in 2000. a source tells cnn that's one example of abuse in the 2004 report. a federal judge is, in fact,
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ordered a redacted version of it be released today as part of a lawsuit filed by the aclu. a cia spokesman says about a dozen cases of potential misconduct went to the justice department. and a former intelligence official says one person was prosecuted while two quit rather than face the cia accountability board. attorney general eric holder is considering appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the cia interrogation program. president obama has approved the creation of an elite team to interrogate terror us suspects. "the washington post" is reporting the new unit will be made up of experts of several intelligence and law enforcement agencies. the high value detainee group will be based out of the fbi. the national security council will oversee it apparently and new guidelines say interrogators have to stay were the perimeters of the army field manual. the state department will also play a bigger role overseeing renditions of suspects of other countries for questioning. the last piece of the world
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trade center removed from ground zero is back on that hallowed ground now. 36-foot-tall support column stood over recovery workers until the recovery operation ended the following may. during that time it became a makeshift memorial of sorts, covered with police and fire department patches and spray painted messages. now the steel beam will be part of a permanent memorial at ground zero. the government of scotland meanwhile is facing international outrage over the release of a terst terrorist responsible for killing 270 people. the scottish parliament convened in an emergency session to exam anyone the release of al megrahi. justice secretary kenny mack askill contends libya was supposed to keep out al megrahi
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a lowell coming. he says it was appropriate to release the prisoner who is dying of prostate cancer. >> mr. al megrahi, as i say, did not show his victims any comfort or compassion. they were not allowed to return to the bosom of theiral families to see out their lives, let alone their dying days. no compassion was shown by him to them. but that alone is not a reason for us to deny compassion to him and his family in his final days. >> al megrahi was convicted of blowing up a panam jetliner over lockerbie, scotland. malaysian model and mother was spared six lashes of the cane. at least for the time being. her crime? drinking beer in public. that's a violation of the strict law which bans muslims from consuming alcohol. now, her caning in malaysia is postponed until the end of the
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islamic holy month of ramadan. she pleaded guilty in a religious court and she would be the first woman caned for violating malaysia's religious laws. there's more drama in the life of actes lindsey lohan. why police were called to her los angeles home for the second time in four months now.
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thankfully no one was seriously hurt here. a small sputtering plane landed into oncoming traffic on a california freeway. a lot of you have been checking this out on cnn.com but here are the pictures. police say the pilot hit an suv and another car yesterday before this, vw you see here, hit him
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out site santa barbara. his engine quit and he tried landing with traffic but obviously lost control there. hundreds of passengers on two planes bound for minnesota was stuck for hours. people on the sun country flight spent 5 1/2 hours on the ground at jfk airport friday and delta flight spent four hours there. >> and we sit and we sit for 3 hours, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. and then the weather rolled in. so when the weather rolls in, they're stuck. >> two hours into it they started baking the chocolate chip cookies, what they do for first class. okay. have you ever been in the kitchen when they're baking cookies, okay, and you haven't eaten for four or five hours? >> here's his point. he didn't get a cookie! the airlines blame bad weather and construction at the twin cities airport where both flights were headed. delta says stuck passengers got food vouchers, they didn't get hotel rooms though because area
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hotels were booked. sun country ceo says sun passengers will get a full refund and from now on sun country planes will spend no more than four hours on the tarm tarmac. police in l.a. are looking into a break-in at actress lindsey lohan's house. she was not home at the time, but investigators were given surveillance video from the home. lohan's mother told "people" magazine a safe was ripped out of the wall. remember, police were called to this house in may to investigate an attempted break-in as well. for the first time ever, the same country has won back-to-back miss universe titles. there she is, miss venezuela, beating out more than 80 other women for the kround last night. she gets a new york city apartment for the next year, a scholarship to the new york film academy and a vacation in the bahamas which is where the pageant was held. politicians are not always happy when actors invaitd vad their territory, so maybe it's not surprising that alec baldwin found himself on the receiving end of a famous movie taunt.
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what independent senator joseph lieberman had to say to his possible would be challenger.
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this is the scene, those are students you see there, who have been evacuated from their high school. also a bomb squad and s.w.a.t. team are going class to class at this point. this is in california. in this building, evacuated because of a bomb scare. local television stations, quote, police are saying that they heard an explosion. when they arrived after being called by a teacher reporting a person with a weapon on campus. we know at least one other device reportedly turned up during the search so far. we are hearing possibly two devices here. local newspaper though says students reported the explosion happening just outside sophomore english class. thankfully, no reports of injuries thus far. and we're told the suspect is in custody. but you can see some of those students there as they're being moved to the playground of another nearby school. and traffic, you can see the traffic backed up. most likely the parents scrambling to pick up those kids. that they were notified via e-mail about the emergency and
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told to come -- just go ahead and get your kids early. look at this picture. kind of looks like a scene from hell, doesn't it? this is an area of 27 miles northeast of athens, greece, in fact. hundreds of homes have burned since friday. 20,000 people were evacuated over the weekend. winds were calmer early this morning. forecasters are saying gale force winds will come back today. and that's going to make it real hard for those fire crews. 37,000 acres have burned already. firefighters playing from several other countries and the european union are at the scene, or they're at least on the way now. and our i-reporter maria lived just outside athens, close to where these fires broke out. and she says yesterday was so tense because she worried the strong winds would shift, bringing the fires closer to her home. thankfully it was spared. she actually spent saturday and sunday watching the videotaping
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of huge air tankers dropping water over the area. we're talking more than 600 drops in an effort to save several small towns there. the fire, however, was able to advance past the town toward marathon, the olympic rolling complex and the marathon tomb. we spoke to maria this morning and she said as of now the fires near her for the most part are extinguished. maria, thank you again so much. i-reporters joe and george sent in these pictures. taken yesterday. they say you can just smell the burning wood throughout the air there. emergency vehicles were racing by checking the fires on the nearby mountainsides. people are all coming back to the area trying to assess the damage though and clean up. he says although the damage is great, there is an unusual feeling of unity within these communities. forecasters meanwhile, say the winds this morning gave firefighters a bit of a break. again, the gale force winds, they're expecting to pick up
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later in the day. possibly reigniting some fires. thank you so the smyrnis and maria as well. we appreciate it. we want to make sure first and foremost that you are safe. take care. don't go out of your way to get us anything. we want you to be safe. that is our main concern. thank you to all of you who did participate, though. it's after alec baldwin decides to dive into politics, one potential rival apparently is ready for him. he wrote a blog saying he has no intention of moving to connecticut to challenge independent senator joe lieberman. that notion that he might though had come from baldwin himself during a "playboy" interview. baldwin now says, i'm not ready to run for public office. at least not right now. lieberman told cnn's john king though, he would be okay taking baldwin on. >> in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying, maybe i'll move to kentucky. i'd love to run against joe lieberman. i have no use for him.
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you're not up for three years. you had a good one last time. >> first, let me say when you started with the "playboy" reference i'm glad you ended with alec baldwin and not one a. second, you know, it would make my day. i mean, i must say that i expect respect alec baldwin as an actor and a comedian. >> travel expert robert palmer says there's one place he wouldn't be going any time soon. the travel guide says that you will be shocked to find out protestors carried guns, including an assault rifle where president obama spoke last week. farm he said he considers the threat to the safety and compare those without advocating and the
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visit to approve the city to be safe, of course. listen to this bottom line. more americans now favor a sin tax on high calorie food and drinks. a recent case ser foundation poll shows that most of those against it say they would change their minds if the money was used to treat obesity-related health issues and fund health care reform. the sin tax also is facing some serious opposition, though. a lot of people believe it directly targets the poor. new york's governor targets an 18% tax and the measure was dropped after a lot of public outcry. another public caveat is how to define junk food. we want to know what you think about this. would you support a tax on junk food? call us at 1-877-tell-hln.
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the manhunt ends for a reality show contestant. would you pay extra taxes to eat your favorite junk food. and a star of "30 rock" find out why alec baldwin may run for political office. in northern california, evacuated after a bomb scare in san mateo, california. one student is telling local media that he saw another student with multiple pipe bombs trying to light them and throw
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them down hallways. one of those bombs reportedly exploded outside of a classroom. the bomb squad search a know reports of injuries. there is a suspect in custody but all of the students and there are 1200, have been moved to the playground of another nearby school. parents have been alerted by e-mail to pick up their kids. a reality show contestant accused of killing his ex-wife in southern california has been found dead. police are searching for the woman that was last seen with him. ryan jenkins' body was found at a canadian motel. police say it appears he had hanged himself. authorities wanted to question him in the murder of jasmine fiore. employees say the blond woman who dropped off jenkins at a motel on thursday left. police want to question her. she's described as being 5'9" and in her early 20s.
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>> they came here on friday and alberta and she just left and never seen her again and then ryan walked this way. i seen him once he had his sunglasses on, baseball cap and stubble on his face and he looked a lot more slender, too from the chest and everything. he nodded at me and he went for a walk and came back and went up to his room. hadn't seen him since friday. he was supposed to check out today. i went and checked around 12:00, knocked on the door and said, excuse me, me and my uncle opened the door and there he was hanging there. >> a preliminary coroner's report shows that his ex-wife had been strangled and dismembered. jenkins appeared on the vh1 show, megan wants a millionaire. rescue workers were called
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in to a pool in florida. the child is only 3 years old and her arm was stuck in a drain. her mom held her head above water. several workers used jack hammers, saws, and other tools to help free the child. she was taken by ambulance to a hospital awaiting nearby and flown to another hospital. firefighters in buffalo where a convenience store collapsed. the firefighters lined up and took off their helmets and saluted as the gurneys were brought out. police can't confirm the reports that a third person was missing. it's the first time since 1997 that the buffalo fire department has lost a member in the line of duty. police have surrounded a walmart in kansas city, missouri, after a disgruntled employee, a man angry about his purchase, called the store and said that he was coming to shoot
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everyone. officers are going from car to car in a rather large parking lot checking for any signs of danger. police are not sure if the man is actually there. no one has been evacuated from the walmart in kansas city. cia interrogators reports the details of the one example of abuse in a 2004 report. a federal judge ordered a redacted version of that to be released today as part of a lawsuit filed by the aclu. a cia spokesperson said that potential misconduct went to the department of justice. a former intelligence official says that they would rather face the accountability board. attorney general eric holder is appointing a special prosecutor. president obama has approved
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the creation of an elite team to interrogate terror suspects. the washington post reports that the new unit will be made up of law enforcement agencies. the high value detainee group is going to be headed by the cia but the national security council will oversee it. they will have to stay within the parameters of the army field manual. the government of scotland is facing international outrage over the release of a terrorist responsible for killing 270 people. the scottish parliament convened an emergency session to release the mccaskill says that they were to keep his homecoming a low-key private affair and instead he got a hero's welcome.
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he says that it was appropriate to release the prisoner who is dying of prostate cancer. >> i stand by the values and laws of scotland. scotland will forever remember the crime that has been perpetrated against their people and the pain and suffering, as i said, will remain forever. some hearts can never heal. some scars can never fade. those who have been believed cannot be expected to forget. let the lord forgive. but as i said, he faces the sentence imposed by a higher power. it is one no court in any jurisdiction, in any land, could revoke or overrule. this terminal, final, and ir remember vok kabl. is he going to die. >> he was accused of blowing up the pan am airline flight over
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scotland. cash for clunkers program has until 8:00 p.m. tonight. some are handing out rebates up until the last minute tonight. some dealerships have stopped offering the paperwork deadline by another week. if you swap smoking for snacking to help your bottom line, listen to this. more americans now favor a sin tax on high calorie food and drink. a recent kaiser foundation poll shows that a tax on junk food and most of those against it say that they would change their minds if the money was used to treat obesity-related health problems. it's facing serious opposition. many believe that it directly targets the poll.
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new york's governor wanted an 18% tax and the other caveat is how to define junk food. tell us what you think. do you support a tax on junk food or fast food? call us at 1-877-835-4456 or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln or text the word views plus your comment and neam to hlntv. let's hear from you on this. travel expert arthur says that there is one place he will not be going any time soon, the state of air zorizona. outside of the phoenix building where president obama spoke last week, he considers the open carry laws a threat to his personal safety. he frommer wants to compare those laws of other states before a full travel boycott. phil gordon says that he's
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offered arthur frommer for a visit to prove that his city is safe. an air tanker tries to douse wildfires threatening her home. the incredible video from an i-reporter that she shot.
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well t. was a quick arrest after reporting to shoot everyone at a walmart in kansas city north of the river. kansas city north, the man is reportedly claiming to be a former police officer. customers are being allowed to leave the store, which has been surrounded by officers. the suspect reportedly had an unhappy purchase experience. hurricane bill is no longer a hurricane. it doesn't have many tropical characteristics. it's now a mid-latitude low. it plowed north and bill never made landfall and the storm is blamed for two deaths. in maine a. 7-year-old girl
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watching the storm from a ledge swept her into the atlantic. the coast guard rescued two other people from the water. officials in maine say 10,000 people lined the shore to see the huge waves. 11 people were taken to the hospital after being slammed on to the rocks. and in florida, a 50-year-old man died and the beach patrol says that he was body surfing. a greek monastery rang its bells to warn of a wildfire. 20,000 people have been evacuated since the weekend. winds were calmer earlier this morning. forecasters say gale-force winds are making it harder for fire crews. 30,000 acres have been burned and firefighting planes from other countries are en route to the scene or are already there. i-reporter maria lives just
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outside of athens, close to where these fires broke out. she said yesterday its was pretty tense. the strong winds would shift, she was worried, bringing the wildfires closer to her home. she spent saturday and sunday watching the huge air tanker dropping water and slurry over the area more than 600 times, in fact, in an effort to save small towns. they were able to move from marathon, the olympic growing complex and the tomb. as of now, the fires near her are for the most part extinguished. i-reporters george and -- joe and george sent in these photos taken yesterday. they say the smell of burning wood was all throughout the air. emergency vehicles were racing about to check the fires on nearby mountain sides. people are coming back to clean up the damage and clean up. although the damage is great, there's an unusual feeling of unity within the communities.
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forecasters say the wind gave firefighters a break but gale-force winds are possibly reigniting fires. so, again, many thanks to all of our i-reporters and we urge them and everyone to ensure that safety is the number one concern. but when you have pictures or news of video where you are, go to ireport.com and click on the upload ling.
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snoor there was a bomb scare in california and one student is telling local media that he saw another student with a pipe bomb trying to light them and throw them down hallways. police confirmed that one exploded in or near a classroom. local affiliates say that it turned up a second and an unexploded device.
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no one has been injured so far. there is a male suspect in custody. all of the students who moved to the playground of another nearby school and parents have been alerted through e-mail to pick up those students. if actor alec baldwin decides to dive into politics, he wrote a blog saying that he has no intention of moving to connecticut to challenge senator joe lieberman. the notion that he might have had that he had that came from baldwin himself during a playboy interview. he says he's not ready to run for public office. >> alex baldwin would love to run against joe lieberman. i have no use for him. you're not up for three years. he had a good one last time. >> first, let me say, and to get
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started on things such as reform for the insurance industry, he does not want to force a bill through congress without republican support. >> i think insurance health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to frankly, it won't be good for the obama presidency. >> some democratic leaders say they prefer a by partisan bill but don't think they should wait if the two sides can't reach a
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consensus. >> we were spending $6,000 for a health insurance policy. today it's $12,000. by 2016 it will be $23 thousand. vacationing with martha vineyard staying in an excluded compound. even first dog bo is along for a little r and r. sparing six lashes of the crime, postponed until the end of the holy month, she pleaded
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taxing your junk food and what you as callers have to say.
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a couple of breaking stories to begin with. hillsdale high school in san mateo a. student reportedly brought multiple pipe bombs. a local tv station with one other device and a male suspect is in custody. they are confident that he's the person behind the attack. they saw a suspect trying to light pipe bombs. some 1200 students were evacuated from the school to a nearby middle school. no reports of injuries. in kansas city, a man accused of threatening to shoot everyone inside of a walmart
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store when workers would not cash his check, he call the the store threatening anybody and everybody. police are looking for a young woman last seen with ryan jenkins. he was last seen at a canadian hotel in hope, british columbia. officers wanted to question him in the killing of jasmine fiore. her remains were stuffed in a suitcase in los angeles. a blond woman dropped off jenkins and then left. she's described as being 5'9" and in her early 20s. >> he was about 20, 25, blond hair, very pretty.
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she was driving a silver pt cruiser with alberta plates. she had rented the room and we haven't seen her since. i don't know if he knew her or not. but she ran into the room and left right away but there was no activity coming from the place. her boyfriend said that she was on the balcony and seen wearing a blue shirt, stubble, darker air hair, and nodded at him and went back to the unit. but he said that he wouldn't be able to recognize him at all. >> jenkins is from calgary so that would explain the alberta plates. fiore was i.d. by her breast implants. some scary moments for a little girl in florida today.
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rescue workers were called in and the child is only 3 years old at a condo complex pool while her mother held her head above water. they used jack hammer saws and others to free the child. she was taken by plans to an air rescue hospital nearby and then to another hospital. in buffalo, firefighters are mourning two fallen comrades when a burning roof and firefighters lined up and took off their helmets and gurneys were brought out. they cannot report that a third person is missing. one local person says that the first time since 1997, the buffalo fire department has lost in the line of duty. cia interrogators say that they and accused of plotting the
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yemen and they died in the attack. they tell that a judge has reported a redacted version of the release today. as part of the lawsuit filed on the part of the aclu. the spokesperson says that about a dozen cases of potential misconduct went to the department of justice. a former intelligence official says that they would quit rather than face accountability and eric hold ser appointing a special investigator for the program. president obama, meanwhile, approved a new elite team for terror suspects. the new unit will be made up of several intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
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and facing international outrage over the relief and pan am and 70 people. and seen an emergency and kenny mccaskill and mccaskill says it was appropriate to release the prisoner who is dying of prostate cancer. >> i stand by the values and laws of scotland. they will forever remember against our people. and the pain and suffering, as i said, those who have been let
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the lord forgive them. but as i said, imposed by a higher power, any jurisdiction, in any land, to revoke or overrule it is terminal, final, and ir ref kabl. >> convicted of blowing up the pan am 747 flight over scotland christmas week of 1988. >> fidel castro is looking somewhat healthier than other photos. castro met with venezuela law students. in the first video that he has broadcast in at least a year. he became ill three years ago. president obama is taking a break from the health care debate.
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family and friends in martha vineyard staying at a secluded compound. he will have no public events while on vacation. even first dog bo is along for the r and r. a greek monastery is ringing its bells to warn people about a wildfire burning 20 miles east of greece. winds were calmer earlier today and gale-force winds will return later making it harder for firefighters to get the upper hand. 30,000 acres have been burned and firefighters from other countries and the european union are on team or on the way. hurricane bill no longer has any tropical characteristics. it's now just a mid-latitude low. the storm is blamed for two deaths and the 2-year-old girl
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watching the surf and from the atlantic. and acadia national and 11 people taken to the hospital. in florida, a 54-year-old man died in rough surf and the beach patrol says that he was body surfing. the government rebate offered to showrooms and until 8:00 local time. and to the last minute, others, including the dealership change, and an auto industry government to extend the paperwork deadline another week. he's been all over the world but there's one place travel expert arthur frommer says he won't go right now. it's not the rattle snakes or the heat that's keeping him
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away. it's this.
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americans now may favor a sin tax on high calorie foods and drinks. 55% supported a tax on junk food up from three months ago. most of those against it say they changed their mind if the money was used to treat health-related issues. and it's facing serious opposition. many believe that it directly targets the poor. governor said that it was dropped after a public outcry.
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call us toll free at 877-tell-hln. or you can text vies plus your comment and name to hlntv. there's the numerical equivalent. standard text rates apply. to make millions of science textbooks obsolete, they demoted pluto and stripped him of husband public status. how the stage may be set for the former planet to become a planet again. >> you know, for 76 years it enjoyed that status but a few years ago it was demoted, as you mentioned, and no longer had the status of a planet.
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the illinois state senate has adopted a resolution. and planetary status, wondering why illinois is the state to the man that actually discovered pluto. >> it's the end of the line and it's been three years again since pluto lost its title and not only in online petitions, bumper stickers and well in support of pluto. in 2015 a spacecraft will buzz
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by and find out whether or not it does in fact match or meet the status. >> have we heard from the pluto chamber of commerce? >> no. but you can spearhead one if you want. it's mushy and toxic. why is algae the fuel? >> it cleans emissions as it grows. it is one of the latest in the method to go green. green goo, as it's called, is the potential biofuel. u.s. officials have visited a chinese company that specializes in algae. they powered 70 buildings. they say the best alternatives are those truly renewable. compare that to another popular biofuel and this uses less land as well. you can read more about the green slimy goo on our website. it's part of our eco solution push. >> all right. abundance of algae. thank you so much, melissa.
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>> you're welcome. a brother and sister waited 35 years for this reu general. they spent decades separated by an ocean.
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snoof. accused of abusing a son who died of a gunshot wound to the head, the case is being investigated. if actor alec baldwin decides to dive into politics, he wrote a blog saying that he has no intention, though, of moving to connecticut and senator joe lieberman, the notion that he might came from baldwin himself during a "playboy" interview. he says that he's not ready to run for office this time but lieberman told john king that he
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would be okay taking on alec baldwin. >> and in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine, alex baldwin is quoted as saying maybe i'll run up against joe lieberman. >> i'm glad you ended with the reference to alec baldwin and not one of the center folds. and secondly, make my day. i must say, i respect alex baldwin as both a comedian and actor. >> the democrat turned independent says that congress should get started on things like reforms for the insurance industry but told our sister network cnn that he doesn't want to force a bill through congress without any republican support. >> i think it's a real mistake
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to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or very, very passionate and mixed minds about. it's just not good for the system. frankly, it won't be good for the obama presidency. >> some democratics don't think the country can afford to wait if the two sides can't reach a consensus. travel expert arthur frommer says there's one place he won't be going to any time soon. he was shocked to find out some protestors carried guns, including an assault rifle, outside of the hotel where president obama spoke last week. he considers arizona's open-carry laws a threat to his personal safety. >> there were close to a dozen armed demonstrator, one of which was holding an armed rifle. because of the open-carry laws of arizona, they could not move
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in and disarm these individuals. open carry laws have to take second place to public order and to life. i think i would have hesitancy knowing that in all sorts of social situations i am carrying guns and not carrying guns for personal defense purposes, but to threaten and to intimidate. that's what i'm really against. >> on his blog, frommer said he wants to compare arizona's gun laws with other states before he advocates a boycott, a full travel boycott. tourism officials say he's gone too far now. >> we are very saddened and disappointed that he would take his personal agenda to take a whack at tourism. >> the mayor of phoenix said he's personally invited arthur frommer to visit his city to prove to him its safe. this bumpy economy has made it tough for a missouri hummer dealer to get his vehicles off the lot, so he's targeting gun owners to drive up the bottom line. he sells shotguns, handguns, and
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ak-47s. >> we had to do something other than just sell hummers, and it's been a huge success so far. >> they have a great selection, great selection of ammo i haven't been able to find the ammo they have here in other places. the nine millimeter, it's getting harder to find, the 38 special, harder to find because it's more popular. >> lynch also offers his customers test drives on his 60-acre offroad court behind the dealership. for the first time in a generation, come january the amount people get in their social security checks will not be going up. the folks that run social security have decided no increases for the cost of living for the next two years because inflation is basically in check. millions of older people will actually get somewhat smaller checks because if you're in the medicare prescription drug program, your premiums are rising. they come out of your social security check. former drag racing champ now fueling his passion for hot rods
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by helps those in need get new vehicles.
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the search for a reality show contestant ends in a hotel in western canada. who investigators want to talk to now as they search for answers about the brutal murder of a swimsuit model. a new search on for someone else. also, an emergency at a florida swimming pool. how rescuers were able to free a child stuck in a skimmer. let me ask you, would you pay extra taxes to eat your favorite junk food? your views on that particular subject. i hope monday is treating you well so far. i'm christi paul. thank you so much for being here with hln "news and views." we have some new details about a bombing at a california high school. here are some aerial shots. those are all the students
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outside. the school superintendent credits teachers with recognizing the suspect as a former student and somehow being able to detain him for arrest. police are confirming one explosion and that was a pipe bomb apparently. local television stayses stionst least one other device has been found. one student told legal media he saw the suspect trying to light several pipe bombs and toss them down the hallways. thankfully there are no reports of any injuries. meanwhile, police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains at a mobile home park. this is near ft. worth, texas. the tarrant county clisheriff's office said someone found the remains of multiple infants. they don't know if a crime has been committed, but they say the bones were found near the spot where were skeletal remains were discovered in march of last year. the medical examiner's office has joined the investigation and
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forensic anthropologists will help investigators try to identify those remains. some really frightening moments for a little girl in key biscayne, florida, today. there is the rescue. she is safe in the arms of that rescue worker there. they were called in to help get her arm unstuck from a pool skimmer. local affiliates report she's about 3 years old. this happened at a condominium complex pool. her mother held her head above water. several workers used jackhammers, saws, and other tools to get that skimmer open, but they still weren't able to slide her arm free. they had to take her to the hospital with part of the skimmer's intake pipe still attached to her arm. we're waiting to get word on her condition. we'll pass that along to you as soon as we get it. a reality show contestant accused of killing his ex-wife has been found dead, and police are searching for the woman who was last seen with him. we're talking about ryan jenkins. his body was found in a canadian
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motel and police say it appears he hung himself. officers had wanted to question him in the killing of jasmine fiore whose mutilated remains were found stuffed in a suitcase in a trash can near los angeles. employees say a blond woman dropped jenkins off at the motel on thursday then left. police want to question her. she's described as 5'9" and in her early 20s. >> they came here on friday. a lady rented the place and she was driving a silver pt cruiser with alberta plates and after she rented the room for the fellow, she just left, never seen her again. and then ryan walked this way. i seen him, once he had his sunglasses on, baseball hat, and he had stubble on his face and his hair looked a little darker. he looked a lot slender, too, from the stress and everything. he nodded at me and went for his walk. i don't know where he could have went anywhere up there and then he came back and went into his room. hadn't seen him since friday. he was supposed to check out
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today. went and checked around 12:00. knocked on the door and said excuse me, me and my uncle opened the door and there he was hanging there. >> a preliminary coroner's report indicated his ex-wife had been strangled and dismembered. she was identified through the serial numbers on her breast implants. jenkins appeared on the vh1 show "megan wants a millionaire." such a tough day for firefighters in buffalo, new york. they are mourning two fallen comrades who were killed when a burning convenience store collapsed into the basement. their bodies were recovered this morning. firefighters lined up, took off their helmets, saluted as the gurneys were brought out. officials say they found no sign of a third person earlier reported to be in that building. one local newspaper says it's the first time since 1997 that the buffalo fire department has lost a member in the line of duty and today again mourning the loss of two. a manhunt is under way in suburban houston where five
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people shot and killed a prominent doctor. his wife and infant, meanwhile, hid in a closet. one suspect shot at police as the gunmen fled the scene in a sedan and two trucks. one of the trucks was found a short time later, about you the owner has been interviewed and releas released. police aren't sure if robbery was the motive or even whether the doctor, jorge gonzalez, was a random victim or specifically targeted. but a worker at the doctor's ranch was also shot and is now in serious condition. a greek monastery, look at that, clangs its bells to warn people of an out of control wildfire that's threatening an area just 27 miles northeast of athens. hundreds of homes have burned since friday. 20,000 people evacuated over the weekend. winds were calmer this morning, but forecasters say gale-force winds are returning later today. that's going to make it tough for fire crews. 37,000 acres total have burned thus far. firefighting planes from several
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other countries and the european union are at the scene or at least on the way at this point. cia interrogators used a gun and a power drill to scare information from an al qaeda suspect accused of plotting the attack on the "uss cole." that's just one example of abuse in a 2004 report. a federal judge has ordered a redacted version of it be released today as part of a lawsuit filed by the aclu. the cia spokesman says about a dozen cases of potential misconduct went to the justice department. a former intelligence official says one person was prosecuted while two quit rather than face a cia accountability board. attorney general eric holder is considering appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the cia interrogation program now. and we've learned president obama has approved the creation of an elite team to interrogate terror suspects. the new unit will be made up of
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experts from several intelligence and law enforcement agencies. the high value detainee interrogation group will be based out of the fbi, but the national security council will oversee it. the new guidelines say interrogators have to stay within the parameters of the army field manual, and the state department will also play a bigger role overseeing renditions of other suspects to other countries for questioning. if you swapped smoking for snacking to try to help your bottom line, listen to this. more americans now favor a sin tax on high calorie foods or drinks. 55% of respondents support a tax on junk food. that's up from three months ago. most of those against it even go on to say they'd change their minds if the money was used to treat obesity related health issues. the tax is facing some serious opposition.
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new york's governor proposed an 18% tax on soda last year, for example, but the measure was dropped after a lot of public define junk food. we want to ask your opinion on this one. do you support a tax on junk food? give us a call at 1-877-tell-hln. or e-mail at cnn.com/hln. you can text us, too, the word views, your comments and name to hlntv. thank you so much. standard text rates do apply. want to make sure you know that. hurricane bill no longer has any tropical characteristics. it's now just a midlatitude low. the once huge system lost some strength as it plowed north, but it never made landfall. it is, however, blamed for two deaths. in maine a 7-year-old girl watching the surf from a ledge died after a wave swept her into the atlantic. now, the coast guard rescued two other people from the water.
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acadia national park officials say 10,000 people lined the shore to see the huge waves. and 11 people were taken to the hospital after being slammed onto the rocks. then in florida 54-year-old man drowned saturday in the rough surf. the beach patrol says he was body surfing at the time. a malay shan model was supposed to receive six lashes with a cane this week. that's her punishment for drinking beer in public. but there's been a slight change in plans. why the man taking her to prison today suddenly turned around and took her back home?
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more than 650,000 americans will have used up their unemployment benefits by next month. 1.5 million will run out by the end of the year. so for many there is no job in sight which makes this all the more tough to take. cnnmoney.com's poppy harlow spent the day with two people who are experiencing that reality firsthand.
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>> reporter: rachel gold and anthony barbareo don't have much in common. raich sel 28 and worked in recruiting after graduating from college. anthony is 46. he worked on wall street for 20 years but he never went to college. the thing they do have in common, a $430 weekly check from the government. like 6 million other americans, it's life on unemployment after losing a job. >> i definitely didn't think that i would be sitting here, you know, nine months later without employment. >> reporter: rachel lost her job in november. for anthony it's been more than a year. >> when i was first let god i figured a month, two months. i didn't think it would last this long. >> reporter: but it has and each day finds more work to find work. >> this afternoon at 2:30 i have a recruiting meeting with somebody that i was networking with. >> reporter: but the responses are few and far between. so you have applied for more
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than 650 jobs? >> correct. >> reporter: how many interviews have you had out of that? >> maybe ten. >> reporter: anthony has applied for hundreds of jobs, too. if it were up to him, he'd extend unemployment benefits. >> i think they should just keep continuing it until the job picture gets better. >> reporter: unemployment benefits have already been extended, but the labor department forecasts 4.4 million americans may lose their benefits before finding jobs. for anthony that will happen by the end of this year. and rachel expects to lose her benefits in january. >> i would go out and get a waitressing job. i would have to. >> i am going to put like a deadline as to when i'm, you know, going to have to really seriously look for something, whether it be a department store or something like that. >> you just feel for people in that position. poppy harlow joining us now from new york. poppy, hi. tell me what about rachel and anthony getting temporary jobs?
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>> it's a great question. that's what i asked them as well, but they get about $1,700 a month through their unemployment checks, christi, and that's more than they would make at most entry level jobs. they told us they couldn't, for example, rachel couldn't afford he rent if she was making minimum wage. he's not really incented to get a part-time job. that's an issue a lot of people take with the current unemployment system, christi. >> poppy, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. a malaysian model and mother was spared six lashes of the cane, at least for the time being. her crime, drinking beer in public. that's violation of the country's strict sharia law which mans muslims from consumer alcohol. her caning in malaysia is postponed until the end of the islamic holy month of ramadan. she pled guilty in a religious court and she'd be the first woman caned for violating mal malays malaysia's religious laws. with a world war ii movie topping the box office, is there
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a war of words going on between the star of "inglourious basterds" and another stupersta? plus billy ray cyrus has some words of advice after his daughter miley's pole dancing.
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want to give you some new video we're just getting in of president obama. he's enjoying his first vacation since taking office here. playing some golf obviously with buddies and apparently took to the tennis court with first lady michelle as well. the theme so far seems to be play hard because he started the morning with a workout to set the pace as well. but it's back to business for a lot of folks. connecticut senator joe lieberman says major health care reform should wait until the recession is over. the democrat turned independent says congress should get started on things like reforms for the insurance industry, but he told our sister network cnn he doesn't want to force a bill through congress without any republican support. >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total
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health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or are of very, very passionate mixed minds. it's not good for the system. fragely, it won't be good for the obama presidency. >> some democratic leaders say they'd prefer a bipartisan bill but they don't think the country can afford to wait if the two sides can't reach a consensus. >> ten years ago we were spending $6,000 for a family health insurance policy. today it's $12,000. by 2016 it will be $23,000. today of that $12,000, $1,000 represents what a person who is insured pays for people who are not insured through their health insurance premiums. with he need to deal with health insurance. >> all right. moving on to some entertainment news. "inglourious basterds" tops at the box office. it stars brad pitt and apparently he's causing some controversy with another big
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movie star. a.j. hammer is in new york. i know you're tackling this tonight, a.j. okay. is pitt really slamming tom cruise? >> that is what you would believe if you have been surfing the internet at all over the last couple of days. as the reports go, while brad pitt was promoting his new world war ii movie which is now tops at the box office, he trash talked tom cruise's world war ii movie of last year, "valkyrie." this is the quote that launched this frenzy. quote, it was a ridiculous movie. that's what pitt reportedly told a german magazine. until i know more i'm chalking this up to lost in translation. i think brad pitt has no reason to trash tom cruise who seems to have regained his own popularity recently. as far as brad pitt goes, it's not his style. he has no need to do this. this movie was set to do well on its own. he's not the star that would launch some kind of contrived publicity stunt by getting into a car of words he worked with 15 years ago, you remember
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"interview with a vampire." the "showbiz tonight" newsroom are hard at work getting to the bottom of what was asked, what was said, and what was meant. i'll get back to you tonight on "showbiz tonight." i don't think pitt is really trashing tom cruise. >> it seems uncharacteristic based on everything we have heard about him. let's get to this other thing you're working on as well. i know eyebrows were raised and we have been talking about miley cyrus dancing around a stripper pole. does her dad have anything to say? >> he's come out defending her. he's not defending her dance routine per se, but he's saying he encourages her to do what she feels and not sweat what people say about her. let me read to you what billy ray is telling access hollywood. quote, you know what? i just think miley loves entertaining people. she loves singing and song writing. i always tell her to love what you're doing and stay focused for the love of the art and not worry so much about opinion. he gives his kids he says the freedom to make the art they
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want to make. he thinks that's very important. i have to tell you, i couldn't agree with him more. he knows the name, and you know if you're going to be at the teen choice award and dance around a stripper pole, it will raise eyebrows. you're not going to avoid that. >> very good point, especially when you're 16 years old. it's just going to happen. >> it's going to happen. >> obviously, coming up tonight we'll be tackling those subjects. plus, we have the reality show star suicide shocker. the reality star at the center of an international manhunt turning up dead. what does his death mean for the investigation into the gruesome murder of his ex-wife? could this tragic outcome have been avoided? we'll see you back here tonight for "showbiz tonight." >> see you then. looking forward to it. thank you, a.j. all systems are go for tomorrow's launch of the space shuttle "discovery." if you want to see it, you have to stay up late. it's set to lift off at 1:36 a.m. eastern. it will deliver supplies and
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equipment to the international space station and the seven-member crew have three space walks planned. if there were a sintax on your big mac or twinkie, would you be less likely to wolf it down?
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we're hearing that rescue workers in washington county, pennsylvania, are trying to remove an injured man from a grain silo at this farm that you're looking at. now, we don't know how the man was injured, but a 911 dispatcher tells the associated press he fell about 35 feet above the ground, and it's been about two hours now since that call reporting the situation first came into the dispatchers. we'll watch it for you and let you know what happened. we do have some new information about an explosion at a california high school. no one was hurt, let me say that first and foremost, when this device blew up. but police say it was apparently a pipe bomb. you're looking at some of the 1,200 children that were
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evacua evacuated. the evacuation was done in an orderly manner. the school superintendent credits teachers with recognizing the suspected bomber, who may be a former student, and detaining him for questioning. now, investigators confirm one male suspect is in custody and the school has canceled classes for the day. parents were able to pick up the kids easter kids early. police are searching for a woman who was last seen with ryan jenkins, whose body was found in a canadian motel. police say it appears he hung himself. officers had wanted to question him in the killing of jasmine fiore. her body was mutilated and found stuffed in a suitcase in a trash can near los angeles. employees say a blond woman dropped jenkins off at this motel thursday and then left, so police want to question her, and all we have to go on is that she's 5'9" and in her early 20s.
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>> she was about 20, 25, blond hair, very pretty. she was driving a silver pt cruiser with alberta plates. she rented the room and we haven't seen her since. she just came for that one day and rented the room. i don't know if he had paid her to rent the room or if he knew her or not, but she had rented the room and she had left right away. >> there was no activity coming from the place. i didn't see him myself. i boyfriend said he was out on the balcony smoking and he had seen him wearing the blue shirt, had shades on, stubble, darker hair and nodded at him and went back into his unit. he said he wouldn't even be able to recognize him at all. >> a preliminary coroner's report indicated jenkins's ex-wife had been strangled and dismembered and she was identified finally through the serial numbers on her breast implants. jenkins appeared on the h --
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show "megan wants a millionaire." some scary moments for a little girl and her mother. there she is after her arm got stuck in a pool skimmer. the child is about 3 years old this. happened in a condominium complex pool. her mother was able to held her head above water while several workers used jackhammers and saws and other tools to try to get the skimmer open to free that child, but in the end they had to take her to the hospital with part of the skimmer's intake pipe still attached to her arm. and right now near ft. worth, texas, police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains at a mobile home park. the tarrant county sheriff's office says someone found the remains of multiple infants. so far they don't know if any crime has been committed. we want to point that out. the sheriff's office says the bones were found near the spot where other skeletal remains were discovered in march of 2008. the medical examiner's office has joined the investigation now and forensic anthropologists are
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helping investigators try to identify those remains. a really tough day for firefighters in buffalo, new york, as they mourn two fallen comrades killed when a burning convenience store collapsed into the basement. their bodies were recovered this morning and firefighters, they lined up, they took off their helmets, saluted as the gurneys were brought out. police say they cannot confirm reports though that a third person is missing. one local newspaper says this is the first time since 1997 that the buffalo fire department has lost a member in the line of duty. the government of scotland meanwhile facing international outrage over the release of a terrorist responsible for killing 270 people. the scottish parliament convened an emergency session to examine the release of abdel baset al megrahi. justice secretary kenny macaskill stands by his decision to let him go. he says libya was supposed to keep his homecoming a low-key
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affair but instead he really got kind of a hero's welcome as some are calling it. still macaskill said it was appropriate to release a prisoner who is dying of prostate cancer. >> i stand by the values and laws of scotland. scotland will forever remember the crime that has been perpetrated against our people and those from many other lands. the pain and suffering as i said will remain forever. some hurt can never heal. some scars can never fade. those who have been bereaved cannot be expected to forget, let alone forgive, but as i said mr. al megrahi now faces a sentence imposed by a higher power. it is one that no court in any jurisdiction in any land could revoke or overrule. it is terminal, final, and irrevocable. he is going to die.
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>> al megrahi was convicted of blowing up a pan am jetliner over lockerbie, scotland in 1988. hurricane bill is no longer -- well really has no tropical characteristics a at all, in fact. the once huge system lost strength as it plowed north. it never made landfall but the storm is blamed for two deaths. in maine a 7-year-old girl watching the surf from a ledge died after a wave swept her into the atlantic. the coast guard rescued two other people from the water. acadia national park officials say 10,000 people lined the shore to see those huge waves. and 11 people were taken to the hospital after being slammed onto the rocks. then in florida a 54-year-old man drowned saturday in the rough surf. the beach patrol says he was body surfing at the time. the government rebate offer that fueled a race to new car showrooms reaches the finish line tonight. yeah, dealerships have until 8:00 p.m. to turn in their
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paperwork on cash for clunkers deals. some are handing out rebates right up until the last minute, but others, including the country's largest dealership chain stopped offering the rebates last week to avoid any last-minute snags. an auto industry trade group is asking the government to extend the paperwork deadline by another week. he's been all over the world, but there's one place travel expert arthur frommer says he will not go. alaska -- excuse me, arizona. is at any time rattle snakes or the heat that's keeping him away. it's this. we'll show you more in a moment.
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snacking to help your bottom line. more americans now favor a sin tax on high calorie food and drinks. this is from a poll that found 55% of respondents support a tax on junk food. that's up from three months ago, and most of those against it even say they'd change their minds if the money was used to treat obesity related health issues and fund health care reform. the sin tax is facing some serious opposition. a lot of people brief it directly targets the poor. new york's governor proposed an 18% tax on soda but the measure was dropped after a lot of public outcry. do you support a tax on junk food? give us a call at 1-877-tell hln. or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. you can text the word "views" plus your comments and name to hlntv as well. standard text rates apply. thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.
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well, you know, it was three years ago today that a group of scientists stunned the world, dissed an entire planet, and instantly made millions of science textbooks obsolete. they demoted pluto stripping it of its planet status. remember that. reggie aqui from cnn.com live is here to talk about how the stage may be set for the former planet to make a comeback. >> i didn't realize so many people felt so passionately about this. this. they still are three years later. this group called the iau, the international astronomical union. they got together in 2006 and they said, not a planet, pluto, sorry. you're just a dwarf planet, nothing more than a ball of ice. a lot of people don't like them words. they think those are fighting words. i guess you can imagine for 76 years you're called a planet and then all of a sudden you're not. you're taken out of textbooks. people got offended for pluto. in the three years since then, a
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ground swell of activity for pluto has been starting up again to try to reinstate the planet's title. the illinois state senate adopted a resolution this year that restores pluto's planetary status. illinois is the home state of the man who discovered the former planet. there's also, and i kid you not, something called pluto is a planet in new mexico day that was passed by the state house of representatives in february. there have been online bumper s clubs. 90% of the critical e-mails sent to the ieu came from north america. the scientist who is voted on this, they say it has to be round, it has to orbit the sun, and it has to have no immediate obstacles in its way and that's where pluto gets into trouble because it does. the best chance for pluto is coming in 2015 because nasa is sending a spacecraft up there
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and perhaps then we will finally know if it's just a ball of ice or, in fact, a real planet. >> so we have to wait a few years before this debate can be finished. okay. let's talk about this, it's mushy. it's stinky. it can turn toxic, i understand, but algae is suddenly the alternative fuel du jour? >> that's what we're talking about. in fact, already you might remember there was a continental airlines flight they were testing with algae. the reason why people love it so much is it's truly a renewable energy source and it creates its own natural oil. it also destroyed co2, which was become a real problem here on planet earth. we've actually -- u.s. officials have visited a chinese company which specializes in algae energy to try to figure out how they're doing it so we can get it efficient enough to use in our vehicles one day so pluto maybe not a planet, but perhaps saving our planet, algae. and that is the information i have for you today, christi. our science lesson for today. >> thank you so much. feel like i'm back in science
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class. thanks, reggie. we do have this just in out of washington. "the washington post" reporting attorney general eric holder will appoint a prosecutor to examine nearly a dozen cases involving how terror detainees were interrogated. now, the prosecutor will look at whether cia agents and contractors violated anti-torture laws. the post says holder will jam john durham as the prosecutor. he will only decide whether there's enough evidence to decid launch a full scale investigation. the dallas cowboys unveiled their new $1.2 billion stadium. they still might need to make one major renovation though. the most impressive aspect of it is the $40 million jumbotron in the middle of the field, but it's only 90 feet high. so if a punter kicks it high enough, that ball is going to hit the screen, and that happened in the cowboys game against tennessee.
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a.j.'s punt hit it. titans coach was upset. he said the owner jerry jones needs to move the screen. he said he's not going to mov. t the national football league is looking into it. politicians aren't always happy when actors invade their territory. maybe it's not surprising alec baldwin found himself on the receiving end of a famous movie taunt. what joe lieberman had so tay to his possible would-be challenger.
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well, if actor alec baldwin decides to gif into politics, one potential rival is apparently ready for him. baldwin recently wrote a blog saying he has no intention of moving to connecticut to challenge joe lieberman, but the notion he might had come from baldwin himself during a "playboy" interview. baldwin now says he's not going to run for public office, but lieberman told john king he'd be okay taking him on. >> in the latest issue of "playboy baldwin is quoted as saying maybe i'll move to connecticut. i'd love to run against joe
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lieberman. i have no use for him. >> first, when you started with the "playboy" reference i'm glad you ended with alec baldwin and not one of the centerfolds. second, you know, make my day. i mean, i must say i respect alex baldwin as an actor and a comedian and if he wants to run, that's his right. >> all right. travel expert arthur frommer says there is one place he will not be going anytime soon. he's talking about arizona. on his blog the travel guide author said he was shocked to find some protesters openly carried guns, including an assault rifle, outside a phoenix building where president obama spoke. he said he considers arizona's open carry laws a threat to his personal safety. >> there were close to a dozen armed demonstrators, one of
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whom was holding an assault rifle, and the police took the stance that because of the open carry laws of arizona, they could not move in and disarm these individuals. open carry laws have to take second place to public order and to life. i think i would have something to say about knowing that in all sorts of social situations i am surrounded by people carrying guns and not carrying guns for personal defense purposes, but to threaten and to intimidate. that's what i'm really against. >> on his blog, frommer said he wants to compare arizona's gun laws with other states before he advocates a full travel boycott. tourism officials say he's gone just too far. >> we are very saddened and disappointed that he would take his personal agenda to take a whack at tourism. >> the mayor of phoenix said he's personally invited arthur frommer to visit his city to prove to him his city is indeed safe. college students and your parents. you know textbooks cost a ton of
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money, but hln money expert clark howard tells us how one website can put money back into your wallet. >> all right. i'm going to be a spoil sport. here we are in the middle of your wallet. >> here we are in the middle of summer and i'm going to talk about back to school. how can i do that? because i have an opportunity for you. if you are an incoming college freshman or you're already in college and you've seen your wallet just disappear year after year when you go to buy books for classes. what if i could save you money on that? maybe not for every textbook for every class. there's a business quietly out there for a few years. now it seems to be growing quick ly you rent your textbooks for the semester.
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the website is chegg.com. go to cnn.com/clarkhoward for more ways to save. >> catch him every saturday and sunday at noon and 4:00 p.m. easte eastern. >> come january the amount people get in their social security checks will not go up. the folks who run social security have decided no increases for the cost of living for the next two years because inflation is in check. millions of older people are actually going to get smaller checks. here's why if you're on medicare, your premiums are rising they come out of your social security check. all systems a go as space shuttle discovery is set to lift off at 1:30 eastern. this will deliver 17,000 pounds
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of supplies to the space station. the seven-member crew also has three space walks planned during the 13-day flight. you have to be pretty determined to ride a bike from cleveland to boston. what inspired this 272-year-old to do it. -d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-dd
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the attorney general eric holder will appoint a prosecutor to examine nearly a dozen cases of alleged torture and a source familiar with the decision tells cnn he'll name john durham, a career justice department prosecutor to lead the inquiry. today portions of a 2004 report on cia abuses were released. about a dozen cases of potential misconduct went to the department of justice. one of them included cia interrogators using a gun and a power drill to scare information to get information from a terror suspect. he's accused of plotting the
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2000 attack that killed sailors. the associated press reports the document also said cia interrogators threatened to kill the children of muhammad, the suspect in the september 11th attacks. the new unit will be made up of experts for several law enforcement agencies. it will be overseen by the national security council. the state department will play a bigger role in overseeing e renditions of suspects to other countries for questioning. >> new information about an explosion at a high school. apparently it was a pipe bomb. these are some of the 1200 students evacuate d police say
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all the students safely gathered. the school superintendent credits teachers with recognizing the suspected bomber, who may be a former student, and detaining him for police. one male suspect is in custody. the school has canceled class for today. a reality show contestant has been found dead in british columbia. police are looking for a young blond woman last seen with him. ryan jenkins' body was found in a motel in vancouver. officers wanted to question him in the killing of jasmine fiore. her remains were found stuffed in a suitcase. a blond woman dropped off jenkins at this motel on thursday at hope bc and then left. police want to question her. she's described as 5'9" and in
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her early 20s. >> they came here on friday, a lady rented the place she was driving a silver p.t. cruiser. after she rented the room for the fella, she left. never seen her again. then ryan walked this way. i seen him once. he had his sunglasses on, baseball cap, he had stubble on his face. his hair looked darker. he looked slender, too, from the stress and everything. he nodded at me and went for a walk. i don't know where he went. then he came back and went into his room. haven't seen him since friday. he was supposed to check out today. went and checked around 12:00. knocked and there he was hanging there. her ex-wife was identified through the serial numbers on her breast implants. jenkins appeared on the show "megan wants a medical air." in is a potential rival
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ready to take him on. baldwin recently wrote a blog saying he has no intention of moving to connecticut to challenge independent senator joe lieberman, a notion had come from baldwin himself in a playboy interview. now he says he's not ready to run for public office at the time. but joe lieberman told john king he would be okay taking on alec baldwin. >> in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine. alec baldwin is quoted as saying maybe i'll move to connecticut. i.d. love to run against joe lieberman. >> first, when you started with the playboy reference i'm glad you ended with alec baldwin and not with one of the center folds. second, make my day. i respect him as an actor and a comedian. if he wants to run, that's his
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right. lieberman says major health care reform should wait until the recession is over. congress should get started on things like reforms for the insurance industry. he told cnn he doesn't want to force a bill through congress without any republican support. >> i think it's a real mistake to jam through the total health insurance reform health care reform plan that the public is either opposed t ed to or very passionate mixed minds about. it won't be good for the presidency. >> some democratic leaders would prefer a bipartisan bill but don't think the country can afford to wait to see if the two sides can reach an agreement. >> ten years ago we were spending $6,000 for a family health insurance policy. today it's $12,000. by 2016 it will be $23,000. that represents while a person
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insured pays for people not insured. we need to deal with health insurance. >> president obama is taking a break from all this. he's vacationing with family and close friends on martha's vineyard. the first family is staying at a 28-acre secluded compound. even first dog bo is along for the r&r. all systems a go for the launch tomorrow. space shuttle discovery. if you want to see it, you have to stay up late. discovery lifts off at 1:30 a.m. eastern. it will deliver equipment and supplies to the international space station. they have three space walks planned during a 13 day mission. hurricane bill no longer has any tropical characteristics. it's now just a mid-latitude low. the once huge storm lost its strength. never made landfall. but the storm is blamed for two deaths.
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many maine a 7-year-old girl died when a wave swept her into the atlantic. 10,000 people lined the shore to see the huge waves. in florida, a 54-year-old man drowned saturday in rough surf. the beach patrol says he was body surfing. time is running out to cash in on the cash for clunkers program. how is the program running as it reaches the finish line?
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cash for clunkers program ends today. 8:00 p.m. local time. but not for most u.s. dealerships. they're waiting for millions of dollars in pay from the government, hoping the checks come in the mail. kate bolduan has the latest. >> reporter: with a fast approaching deadline, customers flock to car dealerships over the weekend, looking, hoping to be one of the last to drive home
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a deal. >> i came here and was so many people here. >> david is trading in his van with more than 150,000 miles on it for a new toyota. >> thank you. >> thanks to a $3500 cash for clunkers repalt. as of thursday the transportation reported more than 450,000 clunkers deals nationwide. dealers say the paperwork and the the payback is a major concern. >> 15 to 20 documents like this for every deal. she has people r r working around the clock to meet the deadline. they've made 1400 clunker deals so far. fronting as much as $4500 for each rebate.
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to date they've only been reimbursed for nine. >> coming out of the times we've come out of. then to have the cash flow hanging out there. it's unnerving. it's hard to sleep knowing you have $6 million outstanding. >> reporter: the national automobile dealers association is urging the government to give them an additional week to process the deals they expect in the twilight hours. >> they're going to get their money. we have the money to provide. >> reporter: as for other customers, rushing to cash in on a deal she just couldn't pass up. >> with all the dings and dents and scratches and dog hair and all that into one of those. >> so what are people buying? well, this dealer says nearly 80% of all their clunker customers are buying foreign brands and about 80% of what people are turning in are domestic vehicles.
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gerri willis is going to be here giving us tips on how to take advantage of the final hours of cash for clunkers. police are looking into a breakin at actor lindsay lohan's house. she wasn't home at the time. investigators were given surveillance video from the house. a safe was ripped out of the wall. police were also called to the house in may to investigate an attempted break-in. a model and mother was spared six lashes of the cane for now. her crime was drinking beer in public. in violation of strict law, which bans muslims for consuming alcohol. her caning is postponed until the end of the islamic holy month. she pleaded guilty in a religious court. she would be the first woman caned for violating the religious laws. for the first time ever the same country has won back-to-back miss universe titles. miss venezuela gets a new york city apartment for the next year and wins a scholarship to the
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new york film academy and a vacation in the bahamas. that's where the pageant was held. a group of women broke religious tradition in a big way. the 79 100-year-olds were bat mitsvahed. >> my brothers were boys. they had women were just not allowed into the religion. >> eventually. maybe i'll get some of the education i never got. >> all the women live at the same assisted living facility. if there were a syntax on your big mac or twinkie would you be less likely to woof it down? taxing junk food and what callers have to say later in the show.
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more teens may be abusing ad drugs. adhd caused poison centers about teens abusing the drugs soared 76% in eight years according to a study that found fourteens died of the drugs. symptoms agitation and high blood pressure. teen abuse of stimulants including adhd drug dropsped in recent years. if you swapped smoking for snacking. more americans favor a syntax on high calorie food and drinks. 55% who responded short a tax on junk food. most say they would change their minds if the money was used for health care reform. many people believe it directly targets the poor. new york's governor, david paterson proposed an 18% tax on
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sodas last year. that was shot down after a lot of public outcry. another kcaveat is how to defin junk food. what do you think? benefits better than the risks? scary moments for a girl in florida. her arm got stuck in the pool skimmer at a con do complex. local affiliates report the child is 3 years old. her mother was holding her head above water as several workers used jackhammers, saws, and other tools to try to get the skimmer open. they had to take her to the hospital with part of the intake pipe still attached to her. atlanta police are searching for thieves who took off with a
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woman's kids. she returned home to find an unfamiliar truck in the driveway. she blocked it in, went inside to investigate. the suspects fled in her range rover, kids still inside. the 5-year-old managed to jump out. his 8-year-old sister and 2-year-old brother weren't so lucky. the car was found a few miles away. both kids inside, both unhurt. the cash for clunkers programs dies tonight. what can you do if you still have a clunker in your garage? gerri, hi, what do people need to know? >> if you're trying to get your clunker in tonight you're going to have to act quickly indeed. fewer dealerships are offering this program right up until the deadline. out of concern they won't be able to collect the money from the government. call the dealership directly to make sure it's still accepting clunkers.
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get financing and paperwork in order before you go over. you need proof the car has been insured and registered in your name for a year. >> what should you be aware of? >> dealerships are increasingly having people sign extra paperwork that holds them liable for the amount of the clunker incentive. doenlt do it. before you sign, call your attorney and make sure everything makes sense to you. the dealers is supposed to give you the car the same day. either your old clunker or new car. keep an extra set of keys to the clunker so the dealer can't keep it hostage. negotiate the price of the car you buy. remember, just because the government is offering incentives doesn't mean you don't have any leverage. >> you have to evaluate your own financial needs. just because the program is ending doesn't mean you should
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rush to the program. limited inventory has driven up the cost of replacement cars. this could eliminate the advantage of the program to you. you have to be table to afford to buy that new car. don't be disheartened if you can't take advantage of the program now. experts say we could very well see a new round of incentives rolled out in the near future. e-mail me if you have any questions. >> appreciate it, gerri. there's one place he will not be going any time soon, arizona. the 48th state on his blog. a travel guide guru said he was shocked to find out some protesters openly carried guns, including an assault rifle outside the phoenix site where president obama spoke last week. he said he considers the open carry law in arizona a threat to his personal safety. h e wants to compare arizona's gun laws with laws from other states. tourism officials say he's already gone too far.
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>> we are very disappointed he would take his personal agenda to take a wac at tourism. a brother and sister had been an ocean apart since their parents split up 35 years ago. boom, there they are together finally reunited last week in houston. billy used facebook to find his sister shannon, who is living in belgium. the reunion came four years after their mother died. >> i'm happy. it just makes me sad he couldn't meet mom. that's the brother and sister right here. you don't need to look like each other. he's my brother. >> she plans on bringing the family to belgium next year. an i-reporter in greece watches at air tanker after air
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tanker tries to douse the wildfires threatening her home. 
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the attorney general eric holder is going to appoint a prosecutor for alleged torture by cia and contracted negotiators and will name a justice deeptd prosecutor. today a report was released as part of an aclu lawsuit. a spokesman says about a dozen cases of potential misconduct went to the justice department. the documents say interrogators threatened to kill the children of a suspect. the plotter of the september 11th attacks. they also used a gun and power
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drill to scare information out of a terror suspect accusing of plotting the 2000 attack in yemen against the uss cole. president obama accused the creation of an elite team. the new unit will be come pizpr of experts. they will be based out of the fbi but overseen by the national security council. they will oversee rendition of suspects for questions. hurricane bill no longer has any tropical characteristics. this once huge storm lont strength as it plowed north. the storm is blamed for two deaths.
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officials say 10,000 people lined the shore to watch the waves. in florida a man died. ryan jenkins' body was found in a motel in british ko lum baa. police say it appears he hanged himself. officers want to question him in the killing of jasmine fiore. police want to question her. she's described as being around 5'9" and in her early 20s. >> about 20, 25, blond hair. very pretty.
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>> she came for one day and checked in and rented the room. i don't know if he paid her to rent the room or if he knew her or not. my boyfriend saw him with shades and stubble hair. nodded at him and went back to his unit. he says he wouldn't have recognized him at all. >> jenkins is from calgary. a preliminary report indicates the wife was strangled and dismembered only identified through the serial numbers on her breast implants. jenkins appeared on the vh1 show "megan wants a millionaire." her crime was drinking beer in public. a violation of malaysia's strict
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law that bans muslims from consuming alcohol. her caning is put off until the end of the holy month. she pleaded guilty in a religious court. new information about an explosion that occurred earlier this morning at a california high school. nobody was hurt when the device blew up at hillsdale high in san mateo. it was apparently a pipe bomb. a is tsuspect is now in custody. he reportedly had three more pipe bombs strapped to his body. teachers recognized the suspect as a former student and held him for police. the school canceled classes for today. more teens may be abusing drugs li drugs for adhd. according to new study which
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also found fourteens died from the drugs. symptoms may include agitation, rapid heart back and high blood pressure. teens also abuse stimulants that has dropped in recent years. a story just in. associated press reports the food and drug administration is investigating more than 30 reports of liver damage in people taking the weight loss drugs ali and zinical. 27 of the people were hospitalized. six suffered liver failure. alli is the only nonprescription weight loss drug approved by the fda. the agency stresses it's not established a relationship between the drugs and liver damage. and says people using them can continue to take them as directed. scotland's parliament cuts a
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debate short. what a man behind that decision is saying now.
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the government of scotland is facing international outrage over the release of a terrorist responsible for killing 270. they convened an energy session to examine the release. the justice secretary kenny mccaskill stands by his decision to let him go. he says libya was supposed to keep the homecoming private, low key. instead he got a hero's welcome. he says it was appropriate to release the prisoner who is dying of prostate cancer.
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>> i standby the values and laws of scotland. scotland will forever the remember the crime against our people the pain and suffering, as i said, will remain forever. some scars can never fade. those who have been bereaved cannot be expected to forget, let alone forgive. but as i said, he now faces a sentence imposed by a higher power. it is one no court in any jurisdiction in any land could revoke or overrule. it was terminal. he is going to die. >> he was convicted of blowing up the pan am 47 christmas week of 1988. maria lives just outside
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athens, greece. not far from the several wildfires that have broken out. it's scary. she said yesterday was tense. she was worried the winds u would shift and bring the fires closer to her home. she spent saturday and sunday watching and video tapes all the air tankers dropping water the fire was able to advance earlier we talked to maria. she said the fires are now almost extinguished. i-reporters sent in these photos yesterday. the smell of burning wood was throughout the air. emergency vehicles racing about, checking the fires on northbound mountain sides. people are coming back to the trear to assess damage and clean up. although the damage is great, there's an unusual feeling of
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unity within the communities. forecasters say the winds this morning gave firefighters a bit of a break, but the winds are expected to pick up and possibly reignite the fires. as always safety is your number one concern. but when you have pictures or videos of great stories do like that. go to ireport.com and look for the upload now link. if you're a college student or you have kids in college, you know textbooks cost a ton of money every fallful one website can put money back in your wallet. clark howard tells you where to find the deal. >> i'm going to be a spoil sport. here we are in the middle of summer and i'm going to talk about back to school. how can i do that? well, because i have an opportunity for you. if you are an incoming college freshman, or you're already in college, and you've seen your wallet just disappear year after year when you go to the bookstore to buy the books for your classes, what if i could
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save you a lot of money on that? maybe not for every textbook for every class, but there's a business that has been quietly out there for a couple of years. didn't seem to have much impact back then. you rent your textbooks for the quarter or semester. that could save you a fortune in money over a four-year degree. it's chegg.com. i'm clark howard. for more ways to save, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> and get great consumer advice. clark joins you every weekend saturdays and sundays at noon and 4:00 eastern here on hln. save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. if you swapped smoking for
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snacking, more americans now favor a syntax on high calorie food and drinks. a recent kaiser family foundation poll found 55% of residents would support a tax on junk food. up from three months ago. most of those against it say they would change their minds if the money was used to treat obesity-related health care issues. the syntax faces serious opposition as many believe it directly targets the poor. new york's governor proposed a tax on sodas last year. quickly denied by public outcry. tell us what youly the. you support a tax on junk food? how much? how high? give us a call either way. you can e-mail at cnn.com/hln. time is about to expire in the cash for clunkers program. hours left. how is the program running as it reaches the finish line?
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this story just in. "the los angeles times" is reporting that lethal levels of
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propofol, the awere found in mi jackson. houston is where the live-in doctor had a home and office, still does. the report says dr. murray told investigators he was trying to wean jackson from propofol and he withheld it from him. he tried to help him with other drugs. the following morning after the singer demanded it. "the l.a. times" is reporting the search warrant affidavit, the one that was used to search dr. murray's office and home in houston says lethal levels of propofol were found in michael jackson. all systems a go for the launch of space shuttle
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"discovery" tomorrow. it's supposed to lift off at 1:30 eastern. it will deliver 17,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to the space station. they have three space walks planned during a 13-day mission. more than 650,000 americans have used up their unemployment benefits by next month. 1.5 million will run out by the end of the year. if more, there's still no job in sight. poppy harlow spent the day with two people experiencing it firsthand. >> reporter: rachel is 28 and worked in recruiting after graduating from college. anthony is 46. he worked on wall street for 20 years. he never went to college. the thing they do have in common, a weekly check from the government. life on unemployment after losing a job. >> i definitely didn't think i would be sitting here nine
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months later without employment. >> rachel lost her job in november. for anthony, it's been more than a year. >> when i first would let go i figured maybe moont, two months. i didn't think it would last this long. >> but it has. each day brings more work to find work. >> this afternoon at 2:30 i have a recruiting meeting with somebody i'm networking with. >> reporter: but the responses are few and far between. so you've applied for more than 650 jobs? >> correct. >> reporter: how many interviews have you had from that? >> maybe ten. >> reporter: anthony has applied for hundreds of jobs, too. if it were up to him, he would extend unemployment benefits. >> they should keep continuing it until the job picture gets better. >> reporter: the labor department forecasts 4.4 million americans may lose their
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benefitses before finding jobs. for anthony, that will happen by the end of this year. rachel expects to lose her benefits in january. >> i would go get a waitressing job. i would have to. >> i'm going to put like a deadline as to when i'm going to have to really seriously look for something. whether a department store or something like that. >> poppy harlow joins us live from new york. good report. what about rachel and anthony getting temporary jobs? >> that's a great question. there are so many people asking that. why not get a waitressing job or work as a bartender? in new york city, they're getting about 1700 in the benefits every month. that's more than they would likely make at an entry-level job or restaurant job. so right now unemployment is their best bet. bottom line, there's no real incentive for them to go out and find part time work. some people argue that's a glitch in the current system that's set up in terms of
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unemployment benefits. >> will they be extended again? >> we'll see. there have been bills in the house and senate pushing for an additional 13 weeks of benefits additional 13 weeks of those benefits with states with high unemployment. we've already unemployment benefits extended across the board. it's different from state to state as a result of the stimulus package. we're yet to see. there's some resistance because of the price tag that would mean for government spending and also we've seen the unemployment rate fall slightly. remember, it fell in july. a lot of debate about whether or not that will happen. as you heard in the piece, anthony is really hoping that'll happen. both of them applying for hundreds and hundreds of jobs. >> it really is not spread out evenly. michigan is suffering a lot worse than, say, oklahoma. >> reporter: michigan you do have more unemployment benefits there. that is one aspect. >> good to see you. thank you. lying next to marilyn monroe is not a bad place to spend eternity. it's going to cost somebody a whopping $4.6 million to do it. bidding just ended on ebay for
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the crypt above marilyn monroe's burial site. someone is already buried there. his wife plans to move him. there were a total of 21 bids on the crypt. a government rebate offer that fueled the race to new car showrooms reaches the finish line tonight. dealerships have until 8:00 p.m. local time to turn in paper work on cash for clungers. some are handing out rebates up to the last minute. others, including the country's largest dealership change stopped offering the rebates last week. this story just in. court documents show that lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol were found in michael jackson during an autopsy. all this contained in the search warrant unsealed today in houston where michael jackson's doctor, conrad murray, had a home and office. the report says murray told investigators he was actually trying to wean jackson from
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propofol. that he withheld it the night before he died, but he tried to help jackson get to sleep with several other drugs. finally jackson insisted on propofol and that's what dr. murray administered.
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according to court documents rb lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol were found in michael jackson during the autopsy. this information was contained in a search warrant affidavit that was unsealed in houston today. now, houston is where jackson's doctor, dr. conrad murray, had the home and also has an office. these documents say that murray told investigators he was actually trying to wean jackson from propofol and that he withheld it from jackson the night before he died. he said he tried to help jackson get to sleep with several other drugs, several drugs, including
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valium but finally gave jackson propofol the following morning after the singer demanded it from his doctor. again, a search warrant affidavit says lethal levels of propofol, a powerful anesthetic, were found in michael jackson's body. a cause of death has not yet been made official, however. but that is a huge development in the investigation into the death of michael jackson. another huge story today. attorney general eric holder is appointing a prosecutor to examine nearly a dozen cases of alleged torture by cia and contract interrogators. holder is naming john durham to lead the inquiry. since 2008 he's been investigating the destruction of cia interrogation tapes. he decided to expand the mandate after examining government -- today portions of a 2004 report on cia a -- part of a lawsuit filed by the aclu, including cia
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interrogators using a gun and a power drill to scare information from al qaeda terror suspect. he's accused of plotting the 2000 attack on the "u.s.s. cole." khalid shaikh mohammed is a suspect in the september 11th attacks. president obama approved the creation of an elite team to interrogate terror suspects. the elite university will be made up of several law enforcement agencies. the group will be based out of the fbi. but the national security council will oversee it. right now, actually, we're going to take you to a presser by the royal mounted canadian police. we're going to listen to this right now. >> locating this female. and our follow-up investigation we will still have to try and protect the integrity of the investigation and not disclose
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details of the information that we're gathering at this time. once again, we're just taking this opportunity to sbi kaindic are continuing our partnership with u.s. marshals and u.s. law enforcement. we're also continuing a liaison with the local police forces. i'll open it up, then, just to questions, one at a time. [ inaudible question ] >> we're prepared to comment at this time that we do believe that they knew each other. there was a past history. but we don't want to go into specific detail as to the relationship. at this time we don't think it would be appropriate to comment on whether or not it was an associate, a friend, or family.
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what i'm saying is that we do know who this individual is. and we are not seeking any assistance in locating her. at this time some of the investigative avenues we're exploring, we don't want to discuss them in the public forum. an investigation of this nature would be that if there was any consideration that she was assisting him and avoiding the ploi police, there are allowances within the criminal code of canada to assign charges to that. i should specify so it's clear to everyone, that would be if she's considered an accessory after the fact to canadian charges. those don't apply to the u.s. offenses south of the border. that would not be accessory after the fact to a murder investigation. it would be to some of the canada custom act investigations
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that we were conducting when we initially entered the country. [ inaudible ] kwz. >> the important thing for us here is to stress we don't want the public to be concerned there's an individual out there that could be a danger to them. we are satisfied to say we do not believe this person is a ris tock the public. and we're satisfied with can locate her and continue our investigation. some of the details about how we located her, that, again, is something that has to do with the integrity of the investigation and the steps that we took. we won't be able to comment at this time as to how we located her. we have no information at this time to believe that there was any threats or coercion applied to her. but any kind of statements like that, those are very clpreliminy statements. obviously the investigation is still ongoing. there's a lot of information
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we're still trying to collect. at the end of that process, at the end of the investigation, that would be when we would actually be able to comment definitively on our opinion. >> is she in custody? do you have her in custody? >> well, what we're hoping to do today is just reassure the public that they don't need to be concerned about this person. the specifics about how we're going about the investigation, the details of speaking with her, we don't want to discuss at this time. >> you've been listening to an update from the royal canadian mounted police in the case of ryan jenkins. he is, of course, the reality show contestant accused of killing his ex-wife. he has been found dead. police were searching for a woman last seen with him. they're being kind of kayjy about whether or not they actually have this woman in custody. they say they know who she is. she has been identify and they know where she is. they're not saying whether or not they have her in custody. again, this woman suspected of
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having helped ryan jenkins. the body of the suspect ryan jengness was found in a canadian hotel. police say it appears he'd hanged himself. officers wanted to question him in the killing of his ex-wife. her mutilated remains were found stuffed in a suitcase in a trash can near los angeles. these two had been married. authorities say this blond woman dropped off jenkins at the motel thursday and left. police wanted to question her. they said she was about in her early 20s. they did end up, again, like i said, locating this woman. they haven't said whether or not they actually have her in custody. a preliminary coroner's report indicated that jenkikinjenkins', she had a horrible death. they say she had been strangled and dismembered. ended up being identified through the serial numbers on her breast implants. jenkins appeared on the vh-1 show "meghan wants a milliona e millionaire." it appears the police have located the woman they were
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looking for. only two weeks before he allegedly killed her, he was hanging out with her pool side in vegas. this video you're about to see appears on tmz's website. >> wow. god, i love my life. and i love my wife. >> jenkins posted that video on his myspace page on august 9th. if there was a sin tax on your big mac or twinky, would you be willing to pay it?
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if you swapped smoking for snacking to help your bottom line, listen to this. more americans now favor a sin tax on high calorie foods and drinks.
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55% of people who responded to the survey supported tax on junk food. and that's up from three months ago. most of those against it say they'd actually change their minds if money was used to treat obesity related health issues and fund health care reform. the sin tax is also facing serious opposition. many people believe it directly targets the poor. new york's governor proposed an 18% tax on soda last year. another question, is how do you define junk food? we've been asking what do you think about taxes junk food? let's get to the phones right now. norma is calling us from north carolina. tell us what you think. >> caller: i think that taxing junk food is a good idea. like you say, it depends on the definition. but i think that's a different question. >> okay. >> caller: i think the argument
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that it costs more is not valid because it's actually cheaper to eat healthy if you know how. >> a lot of us don't know how. would you agree to that? >> caller: yes. i think most parents don't know how, so they can't teach their children. then kids in school are not taking what used to be home ec, mainly because it's not a college prep course. >> in general if we can all kind of agree on what's healthy and what's not, you don't have a problem taxing the bad foods? >> caller: oh, no. not a bit. i might add, i do like junk food a little bit. but, you know, it's like the dollar makes the decision. and so if it's taxed, people aren't going to eat as much of it. >> thank you for your phone call. and for letting me have a conversation with you about it. den ra from st. louis, missouri. i used to live there.
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i love that city. what do you think? >> caller: i'm against it. i feel that imposing a sin tax on junk food is ludicrous. especially in a country where prostitution, gambling, pan handling and other forms of illegal sin exist. not to mention, this is just another form of financial depression slash oppression of the poor. which -- >> you think it's unfairly targeting specific groups of people? >> caller: yeah, i do. i do feel that way. because everyone eats junk food. but i think that poor people and people that work a lot and don't -- and aren't able to prepare healthy meals probably eat it more than anyone else. and it just seems like, you know, another way of oppressing
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certain groups of people. >> okay. debra, thank you for your phone call. i've got a lot of comments on my facebook page and e-mailers that agree with your point of view. let's check some e-mails. kathy wrote this -- bo in colorado wrote this. chris in california wrote this -- he doesn't even call it food. he says substances. i also posted this question on my facebook page, got lots of responses. douglas is 20.
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thanks, doug. tina wrote this. and chad posted this -- thanks, everyone, for responding to this. our views were all over the place. we want you to continue to share your comments here on hln knews and views. prime news starts at the top of the hour. lots of topics there you can comment on. you can go back and forth with mike galanos. see how you can get your view heard. all right. he's been all over the world. but there's one place travel expert says he won't go. arizona. it isn't rattlesnakes or heat that's keeping him away. find out what it is.
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time to fill up the tank on the space shuttle "discovery."
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got some fantastic live pictures for you. look at that. crews will start fueling up the orbiter just a few minutes from now at florida's kennedy space center. discovery scheduled to launch overnight. forecasters say it looks like the weather will cooperate. "discovery" will be taking a full load of supplies up to the space station. listen to that and look at those picture. the great monastery clanged its bells to warn people of out of control wildfires threatening an area 20 miles northeast of athens. hundreds of homes have burned since friday. 20,000 people had to leave the area over the weekend. winds were calmer earlier this morning. forecasters say gail force winds will return later today making it incredibly tough for fire crews. 37,000 acres have burned. fire fighting planes from several other countries in the european union are on the scene right now or on the way.
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travel expert arthur frommer says there's one place he won't be going any time soon. arizona. he says he was shocked to fipd out some protesters openly carried guns, including an assault rifele, outside a phoenix building where president obama was speaking last week. he considers arizona's open carry laws a threat to his personal safety. >> there were close to a dozen armed demonstrators. one of which was holding an assault rifle. police took the stance because of the open carry laws of arizona they could not move in and disarm these individuals. open carry laws have to take second place to public order and to -- and to life. i think i would -- knowing in all sorts of social situations i am surrounded by people carrying guns. and not carrying guns for personal defense purposes but to
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threaten and to intimidate. that's what i'm really against. >> on his blog, profrommer says wants to compare arizona's gun laws with those of other states. officials say he's already gone too far. >> we are very saddened and disappointed that he would take a personal agenda, to take a whack at tourism. >> phoenix mayor personally invited frommer for a visit to prove the city is safe. the government rebate offer that fueled a race to new car showrooms reaches the finish line tonight. there's a last minute reprieve to get all the paper work done. dealerships have until 8:00 p.m. eastern to sell cars in the cash for clunkers program. but they have until noon tomorrow to turn in all that paper work. the major averages started the week at their highest level since last october. but the rally stalled today.
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at the business desk in new york with the trading details and an update on social security payments. hi? >> hey, richelle. stocks struggled to gain ground this afternoon and ended the day mixed. the major averages were given a boost in early trading by rising oil prices and continued economic optimism. investors grew cautious as the day went on. just like friday oil closed at its highest level in ten months. the major averages were little changed. the dow adding just three points to 9509. the nasdaq composite lost a tenth of a percent. the s&p flat. unfortunately, the trustees who oversee social security say there won't be a cost of living adjustment for the next two year. that's not happened since 1975. the cost of living increase is tied to inflation. the timing is terrible for older americans already struggling
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from smaller retirement portfolios and rising health care costs. the case of the reality show star suspected of killing a model is taking more twists and turns. we'll talk to jane velez-mitchell about who police are looking for now that ryan jenkins has been found dead.
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we have breaking news in the michael jackson death investigation. the associated press has just reported the los angeles county coroner has ruled michael jackson's death was a homicide. the report comes just a short time after cnn confirmed court documents unsealed today say lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol were found in the singer's body during an autopsy. this information came from a search warrant affidavit that was undealed today in houston. houston is where jackson's doctor, conrad murray, had the home, also has an office there. these documents say that murray told investigators he was actually trying to wean jackson
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off the propofol and that he actually withheld it from jackson the night before he died. dr. murray said he tried to help jackson get to sleep with several other drugs, including valium, before he finally gave jackson the propofol the following morning, because he says that jackson demanded it. again, the search warrant affidavit says that lethal levels of propofol were found in michael jackson's body. that is a powerful anesthetic. again, the ruling is homicide. another huge story today. attorney general eric holder is appointing a prosecutor to examine nearly a dozen cases of alleged torture by cia and contract interrogators. holder is naming john durham to lead the inquiry. since 2008 he's been investigating the destruction of cia interrogation tapes. holder says he decided to expand
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durham's mandate after examining government reports on questionable interrogation techniques. today portions of a 2004 report on cia abuses were released as part of a lawsuit filed by the aclu, including cia interrogators using a gun and a power drill to scare information from al qaeda terror suspect. he's accused of plotting the 2000 attack on the "u.s.s. cole." that killed 17 american sailors. the document also says cia interrogators threatened to kill the children of khalid shaikh mohammed. he is the suspect in the september 11th attacks. new information about an explosion at a high school in california. no one was hurt when this device blew up. police say it was apparently a pipe bomb. our affiliate ktvu reports the suspect is now in custody. he reportedly had three more pipe bombs strapped to his body. according to the school superintendent, teachers recognized the suspect as a
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former student and they detained him until police got there. 1,200 students evacuated hillside high school in san mateo. the school has canceled classes for the day. the reality show con ses tant accused of killing his ex-wife has been found dead. police say ryan jenkins apparently hanged himself in a brittic columbia motel. officers wanted to question him in the killing of jasmine fiore. her mutilated remains were found stuffed in a suitcase in a trash can in los angeles. a short time ago canadian investigators say they're in the process of locating the woman who checked jensens into the isolated motel. they're really not giving any other details. >> we don't want the public to be concerned there's an individual out there that could be a danger to them. we are satisfied to say that we do not believe that this person is a risk to the public. and we're satisfied that we can locate her and continue our investigation.
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>> a preliminary coroner's report indicated jasmine fiore had been strangled and dismembered. she was identified through the serial numbers on her breast implants. ryan jenkins appeared on the vh-1 show "meghan wants a millionaire." two weeks before jenkins allegedly killed fiore, he was hanging out with her poolsooid in vegas. this video appears on tmz's website. >> wow. god, i love my life. and i love my wife. >> jenkins posted that video on his myspace page on august 9th. let's get you back to breaking news of the day in the death of michael jackson. cnn has learned that court documents unsealed today say there were high levels of a powerful drug in michael jackson's system. so high, in fact, they could have been lethal. randi kaye has been going over these documents.
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she's been following this case since day one. randi, this is a huge development. what is the latest? what's your understanding of what all this means in these documents? >> reporter: this is pretty big news, richelle. i can tell you that. i have the search warrant and the affidavit here with me. it was filed in houston today, made public in houston. cnn obtained it. i can tell you that the big headline coming out of it, as you just said, is that it has been determined that at the time of his death, quoting here from the affidavit, toxicology analysis shows that michael jackson had lethal levels of propofol in his blood. for those of you who may not be familiar with propofol, also known as diprivan, it's a powerful sedative really only supposed to be used in a hospital setting. there's a lot of risk involved with using it outside a hospital setting. a patient has to be monitored. their oxygen levels have to be monitored. so this is really reserved for the hospital use. i can tell you that according to the affidavit, which i'm holding, dr. conrad murray was
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interviewed by authorities, and he stated that he was michael jackson's personal physician. as we know, he was at the house with michael jackson the day that he suffered cardiac arrest. he told police that he administered several drugs in the early morning hours of june 25th, which is day that michael jackson died. this is according to the documents. dr. conrad murray admitted to detectives that he had administered 25 milligrams of propofol, that's the sedative, along with lid cane to jackson intravenously in those early morning hour. apparently, according to these documents, dr. murray feared that michael jackson was forming an addiction to this drug, to the propofol. and he was trying to wean him off it. originally he had been giving him 50 milligrams of it and was trying to bring that down to 25 milligrams. then on the morning jackson died, according to these documents, dr. murray tried to induce sleep without using propofol at all. he said he gave jackson valium at 1:30. we know michael jackson had been
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suffering insomnia for quite some time. he gave him valium. that didn't work. he injected lor razz pam, apparently, at 2:00 a.m. according to the paper work. at 3:00 michael jackson was still awake. he tried another drug. then just over the next few hours, then again at 10:40 a.m., just a few hours before michael jackson collapsed, dr. murray told detectives that he administered the 25 milligrams of propofol to michael jackson because he repeatedly demanded the drug. now, richelle, it's really important to poind out here, we don't know that propofol is actually what killed michael jackson. what's important to point out here is that we know that there were lethal levels of it, according to these toxicology tests at the coroner's office. again, he could have had numerous drugs in his system. we're not sure if this is the specific drug that killed him. >> that's a good point to give us that type of perspective. he did -- for him to acknowledge, say he was trying to wean him off of it, he's basically saying i've been giving it to him other times, though, as well, correct?
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>> reporter: right, right. we do know also a source with knowledge of the investigation told cnn weeks ago that dr. murray had given michael jackson the powerful sedative, propofol, within 24 hours of his death. and we already knew that according to authorities they believed at the time that propofol is what killed him. again, we don't have that confirmed yet today. so we do know that he has -- he certainly hasn't been saying he never gave it to him, according to our sources, at least. he has been cooperating. he was interviewed twice by investigators. there was talk of a third interview, but that never did happen. and really up until now, he's always been described as a witness, not a suspect. not a suspect by his attorneys. but according to this affidavit for this search warrant, which was executed at his clinic in houston, things may have changed. because the police officer who signed this affidavit said that he believes that they have found evidence of the crime of manslaughter at the address listed here in harris county, texas, which is dr. conrad
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murray's houston clinic. so that means that we may see a big change here for dr. conrad murray. >> randi, where is he now? >> reporter: last check he was in las vegas where he also has a clinic. we know his clinic in houston was searched. his clinic in las vegas was searched. his home in las vegas was searched. since this whole thing happened, since michael jackson died, he's received so many death threats he's been under the care of a bodyguard 24/7. he can't go to work. his home may be foreclosed on because he can't earn any money. he was supposed to work for michael jackson on tour. obviously that didn't happen. he has been in las vegas, where he is today, we don't know. >> you said yourself there seems to have been some sort of shift. any idea what he might be charged with? where are we going with this? >> reporter: well, it sounds like he could be -- they were looking from evidence of so many different things when they
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executed these previous search warrants, looking for evidence of manslaughter, that would be one. it seems according to this search warrant they found evidence of manslaughter. that may very well be what he ends up being charged with if he's charged. they're also looking for evidence of prescribing to an addict, of overprescribing to an addict. michael jackson being the addict in this case. there may be a number of charges coming down if there are any charges at all. >> all right. randi kaye, thank you for that wrap up and that perspective. you've been on this story from day one. that's a lot of information. thank you, randi. >> thank you. all right. continuing with the day's news on some scary moments for a little girl in florida. rescue workers were called in after her arm got stuck in a pool skimmer. local affiliates report the child is 3 years old. this happened at a condominium complex pool. while her mother held her head above water, several workers used jackhammers, saws, other tools to get the skimmer opened. in the end they actually had to take her to the hospital with parts of the skimmer's parts
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still attached to her little arm. a malation model was supposed to receive six lashes with a cane this week, her punishment for drinking beer in public. there's been a slight change in plans. why the man taking her to prison today suddenly turned around and brought her back home.
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near ft. worth texas, police investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in a mobile home park. the tarrant county sheriff's office says someone found the remains of multiple infants. so far authorities don't know if any crime has actually been committed. the sheriff's office says the bones were found near the spot where other skeletal remains were discovered in march of 2008. the medical examiner's office
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has joined this investigation. forensic anthropologists also will help investigators try to identify the remains. firefighters in buffalo, new york, are mourning two fallen comrades when a burning convenience store collapsed into the basement. firefighters lined up, took off their helmets and saluted as gurneys were brought out. hurricane bill is now just a mid-latitude low. the once huge system just lost strength as it plowed north. never made landfall. the storm is blamed for two deaths in maine. a 7-year-old girl watching the surf from a ledge died after a wave swept her into @ lantic. the coast guard rescued her father and another girl from the father. akad ya national park officials say 10,000 people lined the shore to see the huge waves. 11 people were taken to the hospital after being slammed on
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to the rocks. in florida a 54-year-old man drown saturday in the rough surf. beach patrol say he was body surfing. a malaysian model and mother was spared six lashes with a cane at least for now. her crime was drinking beer in public. that's a violation of the country's strict sharia law which bans muslims from consuming alcohol. her caning in malaysia postponed until the end of the islamic holy month. the dallas cowboys unveiled their new $1.2 billion stadium. but they might need to make one major renovation. $40 million jumbo tron in the middle of the field, it's only 90 feet above the field. if a punter kicks it high enough the ball hits the screen. that happened in the cowboys game against tennessee. the punter hit it. the coach was upset and says
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owner jerry jones needs to move the screen. no surprise, jerry jones says, i'm not moving it. the national football league is looking into it. politicians aren't always happy when actors invade their territory. maybe it's not surprising aleck baldwin found himself on the receiving end of a famous movie taunt. what joseph lieberman had to say to his would be challenger. >> yes, yes.
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"prime news" is coming up in just a few minutes. mike galanos is here with a preview. clearly, one of the bigger stories of the day just developed in just the last few minutes into michael jackson's death investigation. a lot of information today. >> i know randi kaye was talking to you about it and our viewers about what tlatest is. basically you and i were just talking about it. we have a time line of when dr. murray began giving michael jackson propofol, how much he was giving him, and what happened -- >> and other drugs. >> and other drugs. >> sorry. >> that's fine. because that's it. as we were talking about it, it's astounding to me. the day of his death, michael jackson's death, how many drugs allegedly were in his system?
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how dr. murray gave him one after another after another until michael jackson begged enough to finally get propofol. dr. murray leaves and comes back. he's not breathing anymore. we'll hash it out and talk your calls at 1-877-tell-hln. another big story, police say the man accused of killing his swim suit model ex-wife has committed suicide. we'll talk about ryan jenkins. we're going to delve into that and show you some footage of when they were married. how on this footage he was the happiest man in the world. obviously not so much as he took her life, ended uptaking his own. i'll take your calls on that. this story out of houston. a very popular doctor shot and killed while his wife and 2-year-old are in a closet trying to wait things out. we'll get to the bottom of that one. we'll take your calls, 1-877-tell-hln is the number. e-mail us. you can text us at hlntv.
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>> looking forward to it. how about this? let's lighten it up a little bit. the space shuttle "discovery." liftoff just after 1:30 tomorrow morning on a mission to the international space station. among the seven-member cell is astronaut nicole scott who join the crew of the space station. if actor alec baldwin decides to delve into politics, one potential rival is ready for it. baldwin says he has no intention of moving to connecticut to challenge senator lieberman. the notion he might came during a playboy interview. baldwin says he's not ready to run for public office at this time. lieberman said he would be okay taking him on right now. he dared him to "make my day" with the senate challenge. the government rebate offer that fueled a race to new car show rooms reaches the finish line tonight. but there's a last-minute
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reprieve to get all the paperwork done. dealerships have until 8:00 p.m. to and till noon tomorrow to turn in the paperwork on all those deals. some are planning on handing out rebates till the last minute. autonation stopped offering the rebates last week to avoid any last-minute snags. for the first time in a generation, come january, the amount people get in their social security checks will not be going up. the folks who run social security have decided no increases for the cost of living for the next two years because inflation is basically in check. millions of older people are going to get smaller checks because if you're in the medicare prescription drug program, your premiums are rising and come out of your are checks. the world war ii movie, is there a war going on between the star of "inglourious basterds" and another superstar. plus, billy ray cyrus has words
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of advice after his daughter's pole dancing outrage.
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